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Middle School Academic Teams Lead Off 2023 Governor’s Cup Season

As Kentucky’s premier academic competition, Governor’s Cup encourages depth and breadth of knowledge, cultural literacy, teamwork, leadership, creativity, risk assessment, and critical thinking. Seven middle school teams from Fayette County Public Schools launched the 2023 series with geographical district-level contests, with Winburn and Tates Creek leading their respective fields. 

District 53 standings: Winburn, first place; Beaumont, second; Bryan Station, fourth

  • Individual winners: math, Zachari Ye of Winburn; science, Saikeerthi Doppalapudi of Beaumont; social studies: Eli Hoffman of Winburn; language arts, Saikeerthi Doppalapudi of Beaumont; arts & humanities, Aarush Kikani of Winburn; composition, Anvi Vaish of Beaumont
  • District 53 complete results

District 54 standings: Tates Creek, first place; Jessie Clark, second; Edythe J. Hayes, fourth; Southern, fifth

  • Individual winners: math, Michael Fan of Tates Creek; science, Tejas Basneth of Tates Creek; social studies, Rashad Agayev of Hayes; arts & humanities, Emerson O’Bryan of Jessie Clark; composition, Katie Moore of Hayes
  • District 54 complete results

The middle grades and high school divisions of Governor’s Cup include district, regional, and state competition. Elementary students participate only in district and regional contests. This year’s middle school regionals conclude Feb. 4, and the state finals are March 17-20 in Louisville.

Source: Kentucky Association for Academic Competition

Posted Jan. 19, 2023