Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
The Edmonson County Middle School academic team won the District 19 Governor’s Cup overall championship at St. Joseph School on January 19, 2019. The district teams included Drakes Creek Middle, ECMS, Moss Middle, and St. Joseph.
ECMS earned the district title by taking first place in quick recall, future problem solving, and by having 11 individual placements in assessment and composition.
The quick recall team defeated Moss Middle in round one by a score of 35 to 14. In round two of quick recall, ECMS outscored Drakes Creek 44 to 13. ECMS defeated Drakes Creek in the championship match by a score of 47 to 9. Brody Johnson, Jonas Miller, Evy Bolton, and Emma Sackett started all of the quick recall matches for ECMS.
The ECMS FPS (future problem solving) team composed of Ethan Edwards, Christian Jolley-Detwiler, Grant Merideth, and Lyla Wood took first place in the FPS competition. The district topic dealt with future issues concerning unmanned aerials vehicles, more commonly known as drones. The team is now preparing for the regional topic of food loss and food waste.
The following are the individual placements for ECMS players:
Brody Johnson 1st language arts 1st arts and humanities
Jonas Miller 1st social studies 2nd arts and humanities
Brycen Daniels 3rd science 5th mathematics
Ethan Edwards 3rd social studies
Grant Merideth 3rd English composition
Evy Bolton 4th language arts
Emma Sackett 5th language arts
Lyla Wood 5th science
“Our players turned in a series of outstanding performances in the district tournament. It had been several years since we placed so many individuals in testing," said Coach Greg Grey. "The quick recall team played nearly flawlessly. The starters assumed control of each game early and gained a commanding lead by halftime. Our quick recall substitutes played well and added to our lead in each game. Our quick recall record now stands at 61 wins and 1 loss. We plan to keep working toward success in the upcoming regional tournament.”