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Academic Bowl Winners

Front Row (L to R)  Mark Tyler; Destiny Wendling; Gary Goodaker, WKCTC professor of mathematics and vice president of the West Kentucky Academic Association; Cassidy Neal; Halee BergmanA record number of regional high schools competed in the 2013 Presidents Cup Academic Bowl held at West Kentucky Community and Technical College on Thursday, January 10.

Calloway County took home the top prize with Paducah Tilghman, Graves County and Marshall County winning second-fourth place trophies, respectively.

Other participating schools were Ballard Memorial, Caldwell County, Fulton County, Heath, Lone Oak, Madisonville-North Hopkins, Murray, and St. Mary.

These teams represent some of the best and brightest students in our region, and it is a wonderful opportunity to showcase their knowledge in academic bowl, said Gary Goodaker, WKCTC professor of mathematics and vice president of the West Kentucky Academic Association. We at WKCTC are proud to bring attention to their hard work and dedication to academic competition.

WKCTC President Dr. Barbara Veazey said the college is proud to host the Presidents Cup again this year. Its a great opportunity for high school students from around the region to be on our campus and interact with our faculty and staff.

WKCTC faculty and staff moderated the competition, which consisted of individual written assessments in mathematics, science, social studies, language arts and arts/humanities and three-team quick recall matches.

The top five written assessment winners were chosen from each category. First place winners were:

  • Arts/Humanities Cody Bergman, Calloway County
  • Language Arts Marissa Davis, Paducah Tilghman
  • Mathematics Nate Clause, Calloway County
  • Science Landon Fike, Calloway County
  • Social Studies Will Hancock, Paducah Tilghman and Daniel Sandefur, Madisonville-North Hopkins