Paul Laurence Dunbar takes second place in Kentucky Governor's Cup academic competition

kward1@herald-leader.comMarch 17, 2014 

Several Lexington students took some shiny hardware home from the Kentucky Governor's Cup, an academic competition that wrapped up in Louisville Monday.

Paul Laurence Dunbar High School was the second-place overall team and placed second in the quick recall competition, which involves teams of students answering questions read aloud by a moderator. Dupont Manual High School in Louisville took first place in both categories. Tates Creek High School placed eighth in the state overall.

The future problem solving team from Tates Creek High School won first place, and the Dunbar team took fourth.

Susan Magedanz, Dunbar's coach, said her team had "a very good run."

Among middle schools throughout the state, Lexington's Winburn Middle School placed third overall and third in quick recall. Winburn's future problem solving team took fourth place.

In addition to team competitions, there were written tests in five subject areas, as well as written composition.

Lexington high school students who placed among the top ten included: Alice Li, third place in composition; Athena Kern, fourth place in arts and humanities and third place in language arts; Kathleen Yang, fourth place in mathematics; Valerie Sarge, fifth place in mathematics and seventh in science; Chloe Cao, sixth place in science; and Neelav Dutta, eighth place in arts and humanities. All are students at Dunbar.

Among Lexington's middle school competitors, winners included: Zsombor Gal of Winburn, first place in science; David Ma of Winburn, fourth place in mathematics and eighth place in language arts; Hannah Wang of Winburn, seventh place in arts and humanities; Cici Mao of Winburn, seventh place in mathematics; Theodore Ehrenborg of Morton Middle School, ninth place in mathematics; Austin Booth of Lexington Traditional Magnet School, tenth place in language arts; and Kevin Hutcheson of Beaumont Middle School, tenth place in social studies.

Karla Ward: (859) 231-3314. Twitter: @HLpublicsafety

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