Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
The Edmonson County Middle School academic team won the KAAC Governor’s Cup Region 5 overall championship on February 2, 2019, hosted by Edmonson County. More than 20 schools from Barren, Logan, Simpson, and Warren Counties participated in the event.
Points were awarded for placement in future problem solving, quick recall, and written assessment. ECMS and South Warren ended the contest with 35 points each, but tie breaking rules for the event state the team with the most first place finishes be declared the winner, which resulted in the ECMS victory. Glasgow Middle finished third overall, and Bowling Green Junior High School finished fourth.
ECMS made a strong showing the regional testing competition. The following five ECMS players earned the opportunity to compete in seven testing events at the KAAC State Governor’s Cup Finals.
Due to the difficulty of the tests, any student scoring 40 or more on a regional test automatically advances to the state competition.
ECMS dominated the quick recall competition and took first place in the event.
ECMS won its round one game over Adairville 37 to 17. In round 2, ECMS defeated Glasgow 36 to 15. After sitting out round 3, ECMS won its round 4 match over Bowling Green 38 to 19. ECMS then defeated Bowling Green by a score of 39 to 26 in the quick recall championship game.
The ECMS future problem solving team placed third in the regional competition and earned 3 points for the team in the overall competition. The regional topic concerned the global issue of food waste.
“Our regional victory shows the true importance of team effort," said Head Coach Greg Grey. "It took every point earned by every player in every event to achieve our overall victory. I want to be the first to commend our players for their extra effort in moving from district to region. Their work is now being rewarded with a trip to the state finals. We play in one of the most competitive regions in the state, and that makes our victory even sweeter. Our focus from now to mid-March will be on winning a state championship. We look forward to the challenge and as always want to represent Edmonson County in the best possible manner.“