Edmonson Voice Report:
Two local brothers continue to keep the bar raised high as their success is making several proud.
Junior Brody Johnson and 8th Grader Brayden Johnson, both brothers, have recently added more accolades to their growing resumes.
The Kentucky Association for Academic Competition (KAAC) developed a general knowledge test for all academic team students across the Commonwealth. This test covers content from every KAAC subject area (math, science, social studies, language arts, and humanities). There are more than 20,000 students that participate in academic competitions in the state of Kentucky and each of them were presented with the opportunity to compete in this event on Thursday, March 24th. KAAC said that they had a record number of participants this season for the general knowledge competition. After the scores were tallied, two students from Edmonson County placed in the top 10 of their respective divisions.
Brayden Johnson placed 10th in the state with a score of 41 out of 50 on the test and 7 out of 10 on the tiebreaker questions.
Brody Johnson won the general knowledge state championship for the high school division with a score of 46 out of 50 and 7 out of 10 on the tiebreaker questions.
Brody and Brayden are the sons of Brad and Jodi Johnson of Bee Spring.
Brayden is also a standout on the ECHS Tennis Team, which is in its first full-year of formation. He was the only team member last year and is leading the way as teammates have been added to the roster for the first time in 2022.
Brody currently attends the prestigious Gatton Academy at WKU.
“I am extremely proud of both Brody and Brayden, said Head Academic Team Coach Nick Skaggs. "They have worked so hard and have helped Edmonson County reach national success in academic team competitions throughout their careers. They deserve this recognition and I am proud of their accomplishments.”