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CCHS Academic Team Wins 13th Straight District Title

CCHS Academic Team Wins 13th Straight District Title

Calloway County High School Academic Team earned its 13th consecutive KAAC Governor's Cup District Championship on Saturday, January 21, 2023. The Lakers took 1st place in Quick Recall, 1st place in Future Problem Solving, and earned 73 total points across eight events. Murray High earned 2nd place with 22 points, edging out Graves County with 20.5 points. Mayfield rounded out the top four with 4.5 points.

In Quick Recall, the Lakers went undefeated, scoring 141 total points in three matches, first defeating Mayfield 48-3, Graves County 41-9 in round 2, and defeating Graves County again 52-15 in round 4 of the double elimination tournament.  Seniors Isaac Martin, Ellie Whisman, Ethan Cain, and Cesar Villeda were assisted by Amber Wu, Nathaniel Fowler, Taylor Frantz, Ezra Foote, Kaylee Tharp, Connor Pile, and Addi Pervine and will advance to Regionals. 

The Future Problem Solving team of Drake Calhoon, Sidney Lasley, Brooklyn Swatzell, and Vayla Carlisle, wrote the award-winning booklet on Digital Realities and will advance to Regionals.

In individual events, the following Lakers earned points toward the overall team score and advance to regionals.

Arts & Humanities:

2nd: Ellie Whisman and Connor Pile (tie)

5th: Addi Pervine


Language Arts:

1st: Ellie Whisman

2nd: Kaylee Tharp

3rd: Aubrey Naber



1st : Amber Wu

3rd: Ethan Cain



1st: Isaac Martin

3rd: Ethan Cain

4th :Elizabeth Lanier


Social Studies:

1st: Cesar Villeda

2nd: Ezra Foote

4th: Nathaniel Fowler


English Composition

2nd: Drake Calhoon

3rd: Sydney Naber

5th: Vayla Carlisle



Front L to R: Taylor Frantz, Drake Calhoon, Addi Pervine, Ellie Whisman, Kaylee Tharp

Middle L to R: Ethan Cain, Sydney Naber, Sidney Lasley, Amber Wu, Vayla Carlisle, Aubrey Naber

Back L to R: Connor Pile, Ezra Foote, Isaac Martin, Cesar Villeda, Nathaniel Fowler


Calloway advances to Regionals, which will be held at Paducah Tilghman on Monday, February 13th and Saturday, February 18th, 2023. The Lakers are coached by Erica Gray, Lane Springer, Margaret Richter, Dan Thompson, Cassidy McAllister, and Jayden Morris.