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CCMS Finishes Third at State Governor's Cup Championships

CCMS Finishes Third at State Governor's Cup Championships

Calloway County Middle School's Academic Team finished third overall in the KAAC State Governor's Cup tournament in Louisville on March 8-11. The Lakers third-place finish is out of 335 total teams in Kentucky. The team received their trophy from Governor Andy Beshear. The team also received numerous individual and team honors. The Lakers finished fourth overall in 2023 and were the state runners-up in 2022. 

The first team recognition was for the CCMS quick recall team.  They began pool play on Sunday against 40 other quick recall teams that qualified for the state tournament.  In pool play, the Lakers went undefeated by winning all four games, including defeating the eventual quick recall state champion. The record in pool play qualified the Lakers for the “Smart Sixteen” on Monday. In the first round of the Smart Sixteen, the Lakers defeated Meyzeek Middle by 30 points before falling in the quarterfinals to Johnson County.  The Laker Quick Recall Team finished fifth in the state while finishing the season 30—1 with three tournament championships. The quick recall team consists of Ella Martin, Molly Pierce, Hillary Bohannon, Tyler Sebby, Mason Riley, Tyler Saalwaechter, Ava Bogard, Hayden Gilbert, Mason Falwell, Collin Naber, Kyler McKeel, and Theodore Perlow. 

The second team recognition was the Laker Future Problem Solving team being named sixth place in the state! The FPS team composed of Aubrey Cain, Hillary Bohanon, Samantha Dickinson, and Hayden Gilbert took sixth place over 40 other teams that qualified for the state tournament. In addition, Hollyn Aldridge finished as state runner-up in the FPS alternates tournament.  

The individual recognitions were awarded to students who placed in the top 10 of the state for their individual tested area.  The first recognition went to Ava Bogard for placing seventh place in General Knowledge, followed by Ella Martin in tenth place. In Individual Quick Recall, Ava Bogard crossed the stage again in fourth place.  In the area of science, three Lakers made the stage with Ava Bogard being the state runner-up, followed by Ella Martin in fifth place, and Collin Naber in seventh place. In Social Studies, Theodore Perlow placed fifth, while Collin Naber placed eighth in Language Arts. In the area of Mathematics, Ava Bogard came in with a fourth-place finish, and Ella Martin was awarded sixth place in Fine Arts.  The Lakers were also assisted by fellow teammates Ella Finley, Leah Hughes, and Ally Turner.