Simmons Wins 2013 Regional Governor’s Cup Championship!
Simmons Elementary was the overall champion at the Region 20 Elementary Governor’s Cup Academic Competition hosted by Nicholasville Elementary on March 19 & 23! Twelve schools from Woodford, Anderson, Mercer, and Jessamine Counties competed at the event held at the Jessamine Career and Technology Center. The Simmons Quick Recall team placed 1st, and the Simmons Future Problem Solving team placed 2nd. Competing for the Quick Recall team were Derek Forte, Joe Kowalke, Ashlyn Martin, Michael Halpryn, Lauren Watercutter, Macey Wade, Sam Hite, and Jaid Goh. Competing for the Future Problem Solving Team were Derek Forte, Morgan Elmore, Sam Hite, and Sophie Hill. Earning individual awards for Simmons were: Joe Kowalke, 1st in science and 5th in math; Ashlyn Martin, 2nd in arts & humanities and 3rd in social studies; Derek Forte, 2nd in math; Morgan Elmore, 2nd in language arts; and Meghan Denton, 4th in language arts.
Simmons was also the overall winner at the District 77 Elementary Governor’s Cup Competition held at Southside Elementary on Feb. 26 and March 2. At that event, the Simmons Quick Recall team placed first and their Future Problem Solving team placed second. Other schools participating at that event were Southside and Northside Elementaries.
On March 18, the Simmons Academic Team competed in the Knowledge Master Open, an online quiz bowl tournament. Simmons placed 26th out of 185 teams from elementary schools around the world!
Way to go Bulldogs!