The Daviess County High School Academic Team participated in the Governor’s Cup State Finals competition on March 19-21 at the Galt House in Louisville. In individual written assessment, Karli Sanders earned her second consecutive state championship in the category of Language Arts with a perfect score on the test. Academic team head coach Ann Koshy said, “This is a historical win in the Governor’s Cup as this is the first time the champion has earned a perfect score on the test, which includes 50 questions, and both sets of tie-breakers with 10 questions each. This has never been done before in 30 years of competition.”
Quick Recall team members Evan Clark, Mason Clark, Jasmyne Post, Karli Sanders, Max Smith, Stephen Ward, Will Boultinghouse and Eli Cooper captured the state championship in the Quick Recall competition, defeating North Oldham, West Jessamine, DuPont Manual and Woodford County high schools in the playoffs.
Team and individual results put DCHS in third place in the overall Governor’s Cup final results, which is the highest placing of any high school team from the Daviess County area in the history of the Governor’s Cup competition. Other individual results were:
Social Studies – Evan Clark placed sixth and Stephen Ward finished 24th.
Arts and Humanities – Max Smith was seventh, Karli Sanders 15th and Jasmyne Post was 27th.
Science – Mason Clark finished seventh and Stephen Ward was 20th.
Mathematics – Mason Clark finished 10th and Eli Cooper finished 27th.
DCHS senior Ashley Filbeck competed in the Individual Future Problem Solving competition. Results of this competition will not be announced until later this spring.
In addition to head coach Ann Koshy, the team is also coached by assistants Chuck Hayden, Amy Chifici and Steve Easley. Koshy expressed pride in the students who represent DCHS as members of the Academic Team. “As coaches, we are blessed to have an incredible group of talented and competitive varsity players,” she said. “They work very hard in their own subject areas individually and then work together to blend them into cohesive team play. They love and support each other and have so much fun playing and being together that it is a joy to be around them. We could not be more proud of our team for accomplishing this milestone. Additionally, they play with grace and composure, whether winning or losing, making them outstanding representatives of Daviess County Public Schools.”
Assistant coach Steve Easley added, “I’m so proud of this group of students for accomplishing something that has never been done in school history. They are an amazing group of kids and I’m constantly amazed by their abilities and dedication to learning.”