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CCMS Academic Team Dominates in Sixth Grade Showcase

CCMS Academic Team Dominates in Sixth Grade Showcase

Calloway County Middle School Sixth Grade Laker Academic Team brought home their 15th championship in the past sixteen years at the Academic Showcase.  The event was sponsored by the Kentucky Association of Academic Competition and was hosted by Graves County Central Elementary, as it consisted of six other teams from around the region.

After a long day of competition, the Lakers posted an amazing team score of 103 points, while Graves County Central Elementary finished as runners-up with a total of 20 points. 

In the written assessments, the Lakers brought home hardware in every competition and a first-place medal in each area!  In Science, the Lakers claimed the top three spots as Ava Bogard finished in first place, followed by Collin Naber in second place, and Theodore Perlow in third place.  The Lakers also claimed the top three medalists in Social Studies where Mason Falwell was named champion, followed by Kyler McKeel in second place, and Theodore Perlow in third place.  The area of Mathematics had Ava Bogard claiming the championship with Emilio Gomez finishing in third place, and Kyler McKeel finishing in fifth place.  In Language Arts, the Lakers had Collin Naber claim the championship with Leah Hughes finishing in second place.  The Lakers had three students medal in Fine Arts with Hayden Gilbert claiming the championship, followed by Lorynn Russell and Mckenna Hopgood in a tie for third place.   The Lakers also had success in composition with Leah Hughes being named champion, followed by Hayden Gilbert in fifth place, and Aubrey Cain in sixth place.  In addition, the Quick Recall team won the championship going undefeated throughout the tournament!  The Quick Recall team includes Ava Bogard, Hayden Gilbert, Kyler McKeel, Theodore Perlow, Collin Naber, and Mason Falwell.  Other competing members for the Lakers include Jacquelyn Lira, Greyson McManus, Emma Lanier, Cash Pittman, and Logan Buck.

A few individuals of the Laker Team brought home some special state recognition from the weekend.  Ava Bogard’s science score was the highest in the state while her math score was the fifth highest score in Kentucky.  Collin Naber also had two top ten finishes as he placed third in the state in science and fourth in the state in language arts.  Theodore Perlow also had a top score in state as he placed eighth in science. This is an impressive accomplishment since there are 218 total schools that compete in the sixth-grade showcase!