Montgomery County Intermediate School student, Jack Rose, was the district winner of the AARP Grandparent of the Year essay contest for 5th grade students, hosted by the Montgomery County Retired Teachers’ Association. His winning essay has now been submitted at the state level.Congratulations Jack!
The MCHS Swim Team participated in the state swim meet February 23-25.MCHS had 14 student-athletes qualify for state championships. Lainey Neal is the Head Coach. Congratulations to the following swim team members: Cameron Coffey, Samantha Coffey, Sarah Coffey, Noah Covington, James May, Bryce McGinnis, Marc McGinnis, Hank Neal, Benton Patrick, Cameron Reddix, Ashleigh Richardson, Morgan Shrout, Travis Toy, and Julianne Williams.
The McNabb Middle School Chess Team recently competed at the Kentucky Chess Association State Team Competition.The team finished 4th in the state, which was no small feat considering they were rated almost 600 points behind the other teams in the competition and were competing for the first time as a team.Trevor Ray went a perfect 4-0, while Jacob Webb finished 8th place in the alternates’ tournament.Team members are: Bryce Charles, Joseph Jordan, Jonathan Kolisz, Trevor Ray, Joe South, Toby Traylor, Jacob Webb, and Quinn Well.
The Montgomery County High School Chess Team finished the 2016-17 season tied for 12th in the state.The team finished in 4th place in the Quad D Regional Tournament this past season which qualified them for state competition.Players who participated in the state competition included: Billy Artrip, Laura Flannery, Austin Flynn, Dylan Hendrix, and Alex Horne. Congratulations to the MCHS Chess Team and Coach Brandon Richards and Assistant Coach Casey Watkins.
The McNabb Middle School Academic Team recently had two members who qualified individually in the regional competition and advanced to state competition, including:
- Meyrick Barnett – Math
- Nate Brother – Social Studies
The team is coached by Andrew Peddicord and Karis Patterson.
Two members of the MCHS Academic Team received honors at the regional competition. These students qualified to advance to the state competition held at the Galt House in Louisville last month.Ginny Muse is the Head Coach and Andrea Bartlett is the Assistant Coach.
- Greyson Cox – Math
- Rebecca Swartz – Written Composition
The Montgomery County High School Mock Trial Team completed another successful season placing 10th out of 26 teams in the state tournament held last month. Junior, Karisma Keeton won the award for Best Attorney and junior, Katy Yancey won the award for Best Witness. Both were on the Plaintiff's team which went undefeated (4-0) and won by an average of 20 points per trial.The team is coached by Ryan Allison and Lyndsey Snedegar.Team members are: Brianna Bryant, Greyson Cox, Savannah Hall, Kasey Honican, Matthew Jenkins, Karisma Keeton, Elliott King, Sloan Lansdale, Sara Larison, Noah Mascle, Sara NeSmith, Laura Pallay, Ben Rose, Hayden Shepherd, Seth Thorpe, Nathan Turner, Robbie Webb, and Katy Yancey.
Congratulations to MC2 sophomore, Nathan Turner.Nathan has been selected to attend the prestigious Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics on the campus of Morehead State University.College-level curriculum will allow Nathan to finish high school while also completing up to two years of university coursework. The Craft Academy will offer a residential college experience and environment to promote innovation and creative enterprise, developing the full potential of the state’s brightest minds and most promising future leaders. In addition, the Craft Academy will offer unique, project-based STEM+X courses that will enrich educational experiences and develop competencies in entrepreneurship and innovation, design and creativity, and civic and regional engagement. At the end of the two years, Nathan will have finished high school and earned a minimum of 60 credit hours at no cost. Best of luck, Nathan!
Seth Thorpe, a 10th grader, has been selected as a Delegate to represent Montgomery County High School and the Commonwealth of Kentucky at the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders to be held June 29, 30 and July 1, 2017, in Boston, Massachusetts.
The Congress is an honors program open only to high-achieving high school students who have a minimum GPA of 3.5 and committed to the field of science and technology. The purpose of this event is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the top students in the country who aspire to be scientists and technologists, to stay true to their dream and, after the event, to provide a path, plan and resources to help them reach their goal. During the three-day Congress, Seth will join students from across the country and hear Nobel Laureates talk about leading scientific research; be given advice from deans of the world’s top tech universities; be inspired by award winning young inventors and scientists; and learn about cutting-edge advances and the future of science and technology. Congratulations to Seth on this remarkable achievement!
The Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving academically gifted and talented youth. Duke TIP works with students, their families, and educators to identify, recognize, challenge, engage, and help students reach their highest potential.Students qualify for the 7th Grade Talent Search by scoring at or above the 95th percentile on a grade-level standardized test.Candidates are invited to take the ACT college entrance exams as 7th graders, which allows them greater insight into their academic abilities. In addition, they gain valuable benefits and have access to unique resources for gifted students.
This year, five McNabb 7th graders qualified for state recognition. These students scored approximately at or above the national average of recent high school graduates on at least one part of the ACT. These students are invited to a special recognition ceremony held at a college or university in our state. Of those five students, one qualified for grand recognition. To qualify for grand recognition, students must score at or better than 90 percent of recent high school graduates on at least one part of the ACT.Students who qualify for grand recognition are invited to a grand ceremony at Duke University. Only about 3 percent of all the participants in the talent search qualify for grand recognition. It is quite an achievement!Congratulations to the following students: Landon Cord (Grand Recognition), Lacey Johnson (State Recognition), Lorien Molstad (State Recognition), Caitlin Reynolds (State Recognition), and Hayden Stull (State Recognition).