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CCHS A-Team Sends 13 Students to State, Places 2nd in Region


The Calloway County High School Academic Team will advance 13 students to KAAC Governor’s Cup State after a successful Regional tournament held at McCracken and Murray High School last week. The Lakers took 2nd place overall, earning 43 total points, narrowly missing champions McCracken, who earned 44 points. Murray High took 3rd with 16 points and Paducah Tilghman rounded out the top four with 11 total points.

In team events, the Lakers took first place in Future Problem Solving, producing the championship booklet on the analysis of insect-related issues. Laken McDaniel, Drake Calhoon, Sidney Lasley and Brooklyn Swatzell will compete at state, along with Taylor Frantz and Rebecca Grosz, who will serve as alternates. In Quick Recall, the Lakers took 3rd place, led by seniors Jayden Morris, Ashleigh Caldwell, and Chaney Robinson and assisted by juniors Cesar Villeda, Ellie Whisman, Isaac Martin, Ethan Cain, and Ginni Mikulcik.

In individual events, the Lakers took several top-five places, qualifying multiple students for state competition.


2nd Chaney Robinson

4th Ashleigh Caldwell



1st Ethan Cain - Regional Champion

5th Isaac Martin


Social Studies

2nd Cesar Villeda

5th Jayden Morris


Language Arts

2nd Ellie Whisman


Arts and Humanities

4th Ellie Whisman



1st Drake Calhoon - Regional Champion

2nd Laken McDaniel


The Lakers are coached by Erica Gray, Lane Springer, Margaret Richter, And Dan Thompson.


Pictured L to R:

Back:  Cesar Villeda, Isaac Martin, Ethan Cain

Front: Ellie Whisman, Jayden Morris, Ashleigh Caldwell, Ginni Mikulcik


Not pictured: Chaney Robinson, Laken McDaniel, Drake Calhoon, Sidney Lasley, Brooklyn Swatzell, Gracie Turner, Taylor Frantz, and Rebecca Grosz. 

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