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CCMS Academic Team Wins Sixth Grade Showcase Championship

CCMS Academic Team Wins Sixth Grade Showcase Championship

Calloway County Middle School's Academic Team brought home their 16th championship in the past seventeen years at the Sixth Grade Showcase on December 2. The event was sponsored by the Kentucky Association of Academic Competition and was hosted by CCMS.

After a long day of competition, the Lakers posted an amazing team score of 106 points, while Graves County Fancy Farm Elementary finished as runners-up with a total of 33 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 Elijah Craft finished in first place, followed by Wyatt Lasley in second place, and Keela Arnett in third place.  The Lakers also claimed the top three medalists in Fine Arts where Ellie Johnson was named champion, followed by Ella Finley in second place, and Katee McKeel in third place.  The area of Mathematics had Elijah Craft claiming the championship with Dean Vernon finishing in second place, and Andy Rogers finishing in fifth place.  In Language Arts, the Lakers had Ryan Poole claim the championship with Lilah Hill finishing in second place.  The Lakers had three students medal in Social Studies with Jayden Burkeen claiming the championship, followed by Nathan Langley in fourth place, and Andy Rogers in sixth place.   The Lakers also had success in composition with Ellie Adams being named champion, followed by Wyatt Lasley in third place, and Patience Hunt in fourth place.  In addition, the Quick Recall team won the championship going undefeated throughout the tournament!  The Quick Recall team includes Ryan Poole, Lilah Hill, Elijah Craft, Wyatt Lasley, Jayden Burkeen, Andy Rogers, Ella Finley, and Ellie Johnson.  Additional competing members for the Lakers include Addison Crawford, Aiden Crawford, Braxton Cossey, Ashlyn Sebby, and Zach Hudson. 

A few individuals of the Laker Team brought home some special state recognition from the weekend.  Ellie Johnson’s fine arts score was the second highest score in Kentucky while Ella Finley’s fine arts score came in as fifth highest in the state. In addition, Elijah Craft got the fifth highest score in the state in the testing area of science.

Congrats to the CCMS academic team!