Students Bring Home Team, Individual Honors In State Competition
Darren Doyle, story:
Edmonson County Middle School was represented by four students at the Kentucky Junior Beta Convention, held at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville on January 17th.
The students competed against multiple schools from around the state in both the annual Quiz Bowl & individual written assessments.
The ECMS team, made up of Brody Johnson, Jonas Miller, Evy Bolton, & Emma Sackett, was one of 56 teams that took a group-written test to qualify for quiz bowl oral rounds, where ECMS placed 1st, missing only four questions. The ECMS Beta Club is sponsored by Mrs. Amanda Davis, who also attended.
The top 8 teams then competed in a quick recall-style of play where ECMS defeated Kentucky Home, 430-20 in the quarter-finals. They moved on to the semi-finals and defeated Casey County, 360-130, then ultimately to the finals where they dominated Leestown, 360-50.
In addition, each player took individual written tests in different subject areas and the following honors were taken home:
Brody Johnson: 1st in state Language Arts
Jonas Miller: 2nd in state Social Studies
Emma Sackett: 5th in state Poetry
ECMS Principal Brandon Prunty said it was the school's first trip to the Junior Beta Convention in a number of years and the Quiz Bowl competition was an excellent way to get ECMS back into the event.
"First of all, I want to extend a big congratulations to these students for winning Junior Beta Quiz Bowl at the state level," he said. "It was a dominating performance from start to finish. We're looking forward to getting other students involved in the future and making this event an annual trip for ECMS."