Russell, Blazer, RWHS shine in Governor’s Cup



FLATWOODS Russell High School edged out close competitors to take first place overall in regional Governor’s Cup competition Saturday.

Paul G. Blazer High came in second and Raceland-Worthington was third, according to results posted on the Kentucky Association for Academic Competition website.

Raceland snagged first place in the quick-recall competition, and Blazer was second, with Russell trailing in third place.

Blazer was first in future problem solving, with Russell second and Raceland third.

Russell students came in first in three of six written assessments and Blazer students were first in two of the assessments.

Zach Stafford of Russell was first in mathematics; Alicia Liu of Russell was first in science and Rahil Desai of Russell was first in social studies.

Dawson Coovert of Blazer was first in arts and humanities and Payton Scott of Blazer was first in composition.

Ethan Garvin of Raceland- Worthington was first in language arts.

Several area students scored in the top 10 statewide in written assessments. They include Zach Stafford of Russell in mathematics, Alicia Liu and Zach Raich of Russell, science, Nate Rickman of Blazer, science, Rahil Desai of Russell, social studies, Dawson Coovert of Blazer, social studies, Ethan Garvin of Raceland-Worthington,language arts, John Thomas of Blazer, language arts, Carrie Jo Cecil of Lawrence County, language arts, Logan Coovert of Blazer, language arts, Dawson Coovert of Blazer, arts and humanities, Ethan Garvin of Raceland-Worthington, arts and humanities, Meredyth Wilson of Russell, arts and humanities and Maggie Kinnel of Boyd County, arts and humanities.

Qualifying finishers in each category will advance to the state final competition that begins March 17 at the Galt House in Louisville.

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