Adair County Middle School Academic Team Sweeps 6th Grade Showcase Competition
Vicki Leibeck-Owsley, ACMS Academic Team Coach
On Saturday, December 1st, 6th Graders from Adair, Russell, Green, and Monroe County Middle School Academic Teams gathered at Adair County Middle School for the Kentucky Association for Academic Competition’s annual Kentucky Colonel’s 6th Grade Showcase, an academic competition designed “ to provide a competitive opportunity for Kentucky’s sixth graders, who are sometimes “lost” between elementary (4-5) and middle grades (6-8) Governor’s Cup competition.”
Adair County Middle School’s Quick Recall team featuring starting 6th Graders Trevir Andrews, Bailey Watts, Andrew Zinati, and Joseph Kotter dominated in the first two rounds of Quick Recall against Russell and Monroe and finished the tournament undefeated by toppling Green County to secure First Place in Quick Recall.
In Written Assessments, Adair took First place honors in four out of six areas of competition, with Andrew Zinati taking first place in Social Studies, Kyrnan Bowman taking first place in Language Arts, Bailey Watts taking first place in Arts and Humanities, and Trevir Andrews taking first place in Science. In addition to Trevir’s first place finish in Science, teammates Andrew Zinati and Bailey Watts took home second and third Place honors in Science, securing three of the top six positions while Tristin Andrews took home fourth place in Math and third place in Social Studies and Joseph Kotter took home third place in Arts and Humanities and fifth place in Social Studies.
In addition to impressive Quick Recall and Written Assessment finishes, the team won First Place in Overall Competition and team members Trevir Andrews and Andrew Zinati were among the top ten highest scoring 6th graders across the state in Science Written Assessment.
The ACMS Academic Team and their coaches Mrs. Mary Ann McQuaide and Mrs. Vicki Leibeck-Owsley would like to thank all of the parents, volunteers, and officials who helped make Saturday’s competition possible and thank the administration and staff at Adair County Middle School for their continued support of the team and their endeavors.
The team’s next competition will be 2019 Governor’s Cup District hosted once again by Adair County Middle School on January 15th and 19th. The members of the Adair County Middle School Academic Team include: Alannah Bowman (8th), Elizabeth Smith (8th), Brody Blair (7th), Trevir Andrews (6th), Tristin Andrews (6th), Kyrnan Bowman (6th), Joseph Kotter (6th), Alex Perkins (6th), Bailey Watts (6th), and Andrew Zinati (6th).