McCracken County High School takes top academic bowl prize

McCracken County High School took home the top prize in the 2016 President’s Cup Academic Bowl at West Kentucky Community and Technical College Tuesday, according to WKCTC.

McCracken was among even regional high schools that competed in the bowl held. Paducah Tilghman High School came in second place and Calloway County High School and Madisonville North Hopkins High School earned third and fourth place, respectively.

Other participating high schools were Ballard Memorial, Graves County and Marshall County.

“Our team is filled with artists, musicians and athletes, and they came together to compete academically with area high schools and won,” said McCracken County assistant head coach Tammy Bohannon. "We are excited to have five seniors on our team this year, and I know it meant a lot to them to come home with a win.”

WKCTC faculty and staff moderated the competition, which consisted of individual written assessments in arts and humanities, language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, and quick recall matches.

The top five written assessment winners were chosen from each category.  First place winners were:

            Arts/Humanities – Martha Popescu, Madisonville-North Hopkins

            Language Arts – Caleigh Propes, McCracken County

            Mathematics – Reese Butler, Paducah Tilghman

            Science – Ethan Brown, McCracken County

            Social Studies – Colton Edwards, Marshall County

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