RCMS Academic Team Excels at Governor’s Cup State Finals

The Rockcastle County Middle School Academic Team traveled to Louisville on March 15th to compete in the Kentucky Governor’s Cup State Finals. The Quick Recall Team fought through a bracket of the best teams in the state to finish in the top twenty-four schools out of over 300 competing Kentucky schools.

Four students also competed individually at the State Finals. Joy Frith competed in Language Arts and Composition, Mahala King competed in Arts and Humanities, Katie Vance competed in Arts and Humanities and Social Studies and Tessa Pickle competed in Composition.

Eighth-grader, Mahala King did something that has never been done in RCMS history when she placed in the top ten at the State Finals in Arts and Humanities. By doing so, Mahala beat out over 900 students from around Kentucky to be named one of the best in the state.

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The RCMS Quick Recall Team moments before the school’s first-ever victory at the Governor’s Cup State Finals. Front row from left: Clare Beichler, Joy Frith, Katie Vance, Mahala King. Second Row from left: Jonathan Cain, Luke Peavie, Aden Amburgey, Tessa Pickle, Alexandria Hasty. Third row from left: Dalton Childress, Aiden Cain, Nichole Griffin, Reese Sherrow. Back row from left: Drew Bullock, Charles Clark, Kagan Miller, Brittany Doan.

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Mahala King with her tenth-place Arts and Humanities trophy.

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