CALLOWAY, Ky. (1/22/13) – The Calloway County Middle School Academic Team competed in the district tournament on January 19th at Mayfield Middle School. After a challenging day of competition between the Lakers, Murray Middle, Mayfield Middle, Community Christian Academy and Graves Middle, the Lakers were named district champions for the fifth consecutive year. The Lakers totaled 43 team points followed by Murray Middle with 39 team points.
Along with the overall championship, many CCMS students were awarded medals in the different areas of competition. In the area of science, Michael Okuda was named champion followed by Marshall Thompson in fourth place and Austen Shelton in fifth place. The Lakers placed two students in Fine Arts with Avery Wilmurth finishing second followed by Joza Mikulcik in third place. The composition team was highlighted with a second place finish by Jacie Spann and a third place finish by Sierra Todd. Other students earning medals were Claire Umstead with a 3rd place in Language Arts, Braxton Bogard with second place in Social Studies, and Michael Okuda picking up 5th place in Mathematics. The written assessment teams included the following students: Katie Allen, Holly Hardt, Logan Eastwood, Will Benson, Molli Murdock, Mallory Hlava, Lee Smith, and Nick Saalwaechter.
In the team events, the Lakers claimed a championship in Future Problem Solving and runners-up in Quick Recall! The Future Problem Solving team is composed of Sierra Todd, Lauren Hale, Mallory Hlava, Brianna Madden, and Claire Umstead. The Quick Recall team includes Claire Umstead, Chance Roberts, Cole Emerson, Brianna Madden, Nic Hawkins, Will Benson, Kati Wyant, and Joza Mikulcik.
The Lakers are now setting their sights on the regional tournament! The Lakers are coached by Mitch Hultman, Beth Morehead, Robin Simmons, Megan Futrell, Heather Duffy, Abigail Spann, Whitney Pile, and Scott Pile.
Information provided by David Dowdy
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