It's that time of year again, when youngsters from across Kentucky get a chance to show off the skills they've developed over the years — and we're not talking about basketball.
Two major academic competitions for Kentucky students will be in Lexington starting Saturday. It's a bit like March Madness for scholars.
The 2012 Kentucky Governor's Cup State Finals — moving this year from Louisville to Lexington — will get under way Saturday afternoon at Lexington Center. About 2,500 middle school and high school students will participate in the event, which runs through Monday.
Meanwhile, the 2012 Superintendent's Cup, an all-day academic competition for Fayette County students in second through fifth grades, will be Saturday at Bryan Station High School. About 2,000 students are expected to be on hand for this year's event.
Top performers in the Superintendent's Cup can win college scholarships from the University of Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky University, Morehead State University, Kentucky State University, Georgetown College and Bluegrass Community and Technical College.
Competition is set to start at 8:15 a.m. Saturday for the youngest students. Fayette Schools officials say parking likely will be at a premium, so it might be smart to come early. Winners will be announced late Saturday afternoon.
The Superintendent's Cup is sponsored by One Community, One Voice and the Fayette County Public Schools.