On Saturday, January 19, Olmstead School hosted the district’s annual middle school academic team competition known as Governor’s Cup. District 17 for the academic team, consists of five local schools: Adairville, Chandlers, Lewisburg, Olmstead, and Russellville. All five schools competed in several different competitions. The schools visited Olmstead earlier in the week to compete in Future Problem Solving and Written Composition. Then on Saturday, students took written assessments in five areas: math, science, social studies, language arts, and arts and humanities. Also, on Saturday all five teams competed in Quick Recall events.
This year Governor’s Cup was a big success thanks to the many people who continuously volunteered their time, from parents to teachers to former students. They are used as proctors for the tests, quick recall officials, judges, moderators, and scorers. Olmstead teachers also went above and beyond by supplying an endless buffet of food for the hospitality room, which helped to feed those volunteers. Olmstead’s PTO pitched in by running the concession stand and also contributing to the hospitality room. Without the help of all involved, such an extensive day would not have been possible.
Participating Students Listed by School:
Lauren Batten, Nick Blakemore, Olivia Bouldin, Ann Meguiar Bouldin, Hannah Crutchfield, Amanda Crutchfield, Matthew Edgar, Austin Epley, Gunnar Gloyd, Keyleigh Harlan, Chris Harr, Sawyer Hopkins, Bailey Howell, Sarah McLellan, Jack Mills, Samuel Noe, Rachel Pitts, Anna Shoulders, Damon Stephens, Sammy Walton, Taylor Ward, Jordan Woodard, Coach; Jennifer Orange
Seth Bagby, Ainsley Brown , Amber Carroll, Matthew Garner, Rachel Johnson, Alyssa Lowe, Kira Lowe, Benjamin Meyer, Isiaha Price, Daniel Walker, Alexis Watkins, Madelyn Wharton, Nate Woodall, Coach: Adam Decker
Andrea Arnold, Peyton Chick, Madison Collins, Dylan Coots, Kaitlyn Foster, Cheyenne Glidewell, Shelby Hardison, Haley Meade, Sylas Morris, Caleb Romirez, Sheridan Rosser, Alesha Sharp, Tori Shutts, Jacob Smock, Tristan Taylor, Jacob White, Coleman White, Coach: Judy Wilson & Earlene Appling
Jaclyn Batchelor, Blayke Bingham, Will Bingham, Dru Brown, Paige Brown, LeeAnn Coots, Kameron Higgins, Ty Houchins, Karyn Kutzman, Abigail Lindsey, Lydia Manley, Peyton Moberly, Kiley Rager, Rachel Taylor, Rylee Warden, Claire Wilson, Coach: Jason Hayes
Bryce Bollenbecker, Blake Clark, Austin Coursey, Logan Long, Hunter Moneypenney, Will Mullen, Elly Myers, Shayla Oberhausen, Javier Palomeque, Ethan Paul, Madison Rose, Kaylee Silvey, Spencer Stratton, Milam Watkins, Phillip Wilkerson, Adam Williams, Kyran Williams, Jessie Wilson, Ashley Young, Jesus Zamarrippa, Coach: Tina Shoemake
The top five students in each assessment area and composition were awarded medals. Those students were:
Math: 1st place, Amber Carroll (Chandlers); 2nd place, Matthew Edgar (Adairville); 3rd place, Daniel Walker (Chandlers); 4th place, Phillip Wilkerson (Russellville); 5th place, Ann Meguiar Bouldin (Adairville)
Science: 1st place, Phillip Wilkerson (Russellville); 2nd place, Sylas Morris (Lewisburg); 3rd place, (tie) Kaitlyn Foster (Lewisburg); 3rd place, (tie) Seth Bagby (Chandlers); 5th place, (tie) Isiaha Price (Chandlers); 5th place, (tie) Will Mullen (Russellville)
Social Studies: 1st place, Matthew Edgar (Adairville); 2nd place, (tie) Samuel Noe (Adairville); 2nd place, (tie) Nate Woodall (Chandlers); 4th place, Seth Bagby (Chandlers); 5th place; Adam Williams (Russellville)
Language Arts: 1st place, Ainsely Brown (Chandlers); 2nd place, Madison Rose (Russellville); 3rd place, Kaitlyn Foster (Lewisburg); 4th place, Rachel Taylor (Olmstead); 5th place, Sylas Morris (Lewisburg)
Arts & Humanities: 1st place, Ainsley Brown (Chandlers); 2nd place, Lydia Manley (Olmstead); 3rd place, Rachel Pitts (Adairville); 4th place, Amanda Crutchfield (Adairville); 5th place, Shelby Hardison (Lewisburg)
Composition: 1st place, Ann Meguiar Bouldin (Adairville); 2nd place, Olivia Bouldin (Adairville); 3rd place, Sheridan Rosser (Lewisburg); 4th place, Tristan Taylor (Lewisburg); 5th place, Amber Carroll (Chandlers)
The top two schools in Future Problem Solving (FPS) and Quick Recall were awarded medals. Those teams were:
FPS: 1st place; Adairville and 2nd place; Lewisburg
Quick Recall: 1st place, Adairville and 2nd place Chandlers
Teams were awarded points for each competition. At the end of all events points are totaled to determine an overall champion and runner up. This year the overall champion for Governor’s Cup was Adairville and Chandlers was runner-up.
At the end of the day’s events, one representative from each team was chosen to vote for the Hume Sportsmanship Award. The criteria for this selecting the Hume Award recipient are: sportsmanship, ethics and fair play, spirit of friendly competition, overall positive attitude and demeanor. This year Olmstead School was voted to receive this award.
Congratulations to all students who participated and placed in this year’s competition. These students should be commended on their hard work and dedication to their education.