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ACHS and ACMS Academic Teams win big at State Championships
By Brett Reliford
Both the Adair County High School and Adair County Middle School Academic Teams have plenty to celebrate after the Governor's Cup State Championship awards ceremony. Both the high school and middle school finished in the Top 10 in Future Problem Solving competition, and Bailey Watts of ACMS placed in the Top 10 in both of her individual events at the competition.
Watts pulled off a rare achievement for the school in earning not just one, but two awards-winning finishes in individual competition, earning 4th overall in Arts and Humanities and 10th in Language Arts. Governor's Cup competition is where all of the academic elite across the state gather to compete head-to-head. Out of every middle school in the state, having one of our own here at Adair County Middle stand out as such a high ranking student in two separate academic areas in the same year is feat that is rarely duplicated in any school at any level.
Both high school and middle school Future Problem Solving teams also battled hard to place among the top schools who had qualified for State Finals to bring home trophies in each of those events as well. Not only were both schools among the Top 10 in Kentucky, their finishes in the competition earned them the right to advance to the FPS World Championships in June.
The ACMS team placed 4th overall while ACHS earned a 7th place finish in a highly competitive field. ACMS team members competing included Joseph Kotter, Hannah Kotter, Abigail Kemp, and Natalea Kaylor. ACHS team members were Amber Loy, Sadie Kemp, Abby Claywell, and Caylin Coffman.
For the high school team, this marks the 13th qualification for the FPS World Championships, ranking them as one of only three schools in Governor's Cup history with that distinction.
The ACMS Quick Recall team blazed into the second day of competition last weekend after advancing past Saturday's opening three rounds. The team came up just short in a close match in the single elimination rounds. Their loss came to the eventual runner-up of the entire tournament and the eventual overall Governor's Cup Champion. Quick Recall competing members in State Quick Recall were Bailey Watts, Andrew Zinati, Joseph Kotter, Angelica Bell, Hannah Kotter, Samantha Oliver, and Jay Burton.
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