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Lone Oak Wins WKAA Middle School Academic Bowl at WKCTC

Nearly one hundred students from 13 area middle schools participated in the fifth annual West Kentucky Academic Association (WKAA) competition at West Kentucky Community and Technical College November 20.

Lone Oak took first place honors. Paducah, Murray and Ballard County middle schools won second, third and fourth place, respectively.

Other participating schools were Calloway, Carlisle, Crittenden and Livingston counties, Heath, North Marshall, South Marshall, Reidland and St. Mary middle schools.

Each team played three quick recall matches. The teams were seeded after pool play and played a single-elimination championship bracket.

The WKAA Academic Bowl at WKCTC has given the teams a wonderful opportunity to see how they rank against the rest of the region. It also gives schools a chance to prepare for the KAAC Governor's Cup competition which will be held in January, said Melissa Bryan, WKAA vice president and seventh grade science teacher at Heath Middle School. In the past few years, the tournament winners have later qualified for the KAAC State Finals. Our region has some brilliant students and this tournament gives them one more chance to shine!

Registration for spring classes at WKCTC is currently underway. Call 1-(855) GO-WKCTC or visit for class offerings. Spring classes begin January 11.