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Education Notes: Rosa Parks students honored in Governor’s Cup; Lafayette excels in Japanese Speech contest


The Rosa Parks Elementary team pulled away for a win in the 2017 Governor’s Cup regional contests, which concluded March 4. Meadowthorpe was runner-up overall in Region 22.

The Governor’s Cup, which was founded in 1986 to promote classroom achievement, is Kentucky’s premier academic competition. A contest consists of five written assessment exams, composition (on-demand writing), future problem-solving, and quick recall (quiz bowl).

 

FCPS standings in Region 22

Overall: first, Rosa Parks; second, Meadowthorpe; fourth, Clays Mill; fifth, Ashland; sixth, Liberty; eighth, Cassidy; ninth, Athens-Chilesburg.

Future problem-solving: first, Rosa Parks; second, Meadowthorpe; third, Clays Mill; fourth, ACE; fifth, Ashland.

Quick recall: first, Rosa Parks; second, Meadowthorpe; fourth, Clays Mill.

Math: first, Joseph Vulakh, Meadowthorpe; second, Jonah Hubert, Ashland; third, Yusuf Kahloon, Rosa Parks; fourth, Chakri Gudlavalleti, Rosa Parks; fifth, Jonah Ivanov, Clays Mill.

Science: first, Siddharth Sundar, Liberty; second, Jonah Hubert, Ashland; third, Joseph Vulakh, Meadowthorpe; fourth, Abigail Hiens, Meadowthorpe; fifth, Vijay Karthikeyan, Rosa Parks.

Social studies: first, Chakri Gudlavalleti, Rosa Parks; second, Yusuf Kahloon, Rosa Parks; fourth, Tom Beck, Meadowthorpe.

Language arts: second, Nina Tay, Rosa Parks; fourth, Jonas Maggard, Ashland; fifth, Ayaan Arain, Rosa Parks.

Arts and humanities: first, Hasita Karthikeyan, Rosa Parks; second, Lawrence Bai, Meadowthorpe; fourth, Nina Tay, Rosa Parks; fifth, Siddharth Sundar, Liberty.

Composition: second, Rowan Sturgill, Clays Mill; third, Ava Grace Melloan, Cassidy; fourth (tie), Reese Collins, Meadowthorpe; fourth (tie), Ruthie DeLacey, Clays Mill.

Complete results

The middle grades and high school divisions of Governor’s Cup include district, regional, and state competition. Elementary students participate only in district and regional contests.

Lafayette students receive kudos in Japanese Speech contest

Three of Mariko Barnes’ students at Lafayette High School earned kudos in the annual Japanese Speech Contest, held March 4 at the University of Kentucky.

The honors included:

— Toby Rasmussen, first place in Level 2, who talked about his Japanese learning experience; 
— Dongeun Kim, second place in Level 3, who discussed the kind of person she wants to be in the future; and
— Maggie Thomas, third place in Level 3, who shared her aspirations for college life.

Lafayette’s Claire Melvin also participated, along with students from two high schools in Louisville, UK, Centre College, and Eastern Kentucky University. Dongeun and Maggie competed with the older students. The contest was open to Japanese language learners in the Kentucky region who are not heritage speakers.

For questions about opportunities in Fayette County Public Schools, contact district world language specialist Laura Roche (Youngworth) laura.roche@fayette.kyschools.us.

Theater students from Bryan Station earn high praise at SETC

Drama students from Bryan Station High School scored high marks during the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC), where 10 states brought 20 shows to compete in the High School Festival at the Lexington Opera House during the first weekend in March.

Drama students from Bryan Station High School scored high marks during the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC), where 10 states brought 20 shows to compete in the High School Festival at the Lexington Opera House during the first weekend in March (Photo Provided)

“‘The Cagebirds’ had their best show to date and received superior ratings and phenomenal feedback from the adjudicators,” said theater teacher Amie Kisling. Amoni Adair and Anna Hassloch were named to the all-star cast, and Chris Copley and Ellie Stevens received an award for Outstanding Original Score. “Six students auditioned and interviewed for colleges and scholarships,” Kisling added. “Most importantly, they represented our school and state with pride, humility, and a joyful passion for theater.”


Assistant orchestra director Kelly Mayes also helped guide the group, which included the following cast and crew: Amoni Adair – Wild One; Anna Hassloch – the Mistress; Kylie Baczkowski – the Gloom; Laura Miller – the Twitting; Kayla Stanley – the Gazer; Claire Page – the Thump; Jesse Coy – the Guzzle; Rainey Twilla – the Gossip; Ellie Stevens – the Cellist; Chris Copley – the Violinist; Anna Pursifull – stage manager; Maria Kirwan – assistant stage manager; and Drake Witt – lighting design.

Bryan Station qualified for SETC after a strong showing in last fall’s state High School Festival at the University of Kentucky. SETC’s 10-state region also covers Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

From Fayette County Public Schools


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