Photo by Souad Abul-Khoudoud
The Russell High School Academic Team placed first overall in regional Governor’s Cup competition. Russell won every quick recall match played, and took first place in all categories except for Arts & Humanities and Composition. Final scores of top three: 1 Russell High School 67 points; 2 Paul G. Blazer High School 29.5 points; 3 Raceland-Worthington High School 14 points. Front Row: Left to Right - Alicia Liu; Meredyth Wilson; Maya Abul-Khoudoud, Barrett Blevins, and Brayden Pack. Back Row: Paul Henderson; Josh Griffith; Levi Piper; Devan Atkins; Rahil Desai; Joe Ewing; Zach Raich; Connor McGinnis; Zach Stafford; Claire Wilson; Jensen Smith; Wesley Steele; Cameron Hester; Grant Darnell; Judd Light; and Jocelyn Martin. The weekend of March 11, the top two teams in Quick Recall and FPS; and those who placed or qualified in their individual categories will compete at the 2017 State Governor’s Cup in Louisville, KY. 2017 Region 16 Governor’s Cup Academic Competition is in the books - Boyd County High School, East Carter High SchoolS, Elliott County High School, Fairview High School, Greenup County High School, Lawrence County High School, Magoffin County High School, Menifee County High School, Morgan County High School, Paul G. Blazer High School, Raceland-Worthington High School, Russell High School, West Carter High School.