Catholic schools show well in Governor’s Cup contests

Catholic schools took first place in a variety of events in the regional Governor’s Cup high school and middle school competitions.

In Region Seven high school competition, St. Xavier High School won its second consecutive regional Governor’s Cup title. The team took first place in Quick Recall. And four students placed first in individual assessments: Tanner Thieneman in mathematics, Will Sack in language arts, Jon Fish in composition and Marshall Maak in arts and humanities.

Mercy Academy won the Hume Sportsmanship Award for the region.

In Region Six high school competition, DeSales High School tied with Manual High School for first place in the Future Problem Solving event. DeSales placed second overall in a tie with St. Francis High School.

In Region Five high school play, Bethlehem High School in Bardstown, Ky., placed second overall. Three students placed first in individual assessments: Jacob Dennerlein in mathematics, Ezra Surtees in social studies and Madeline Haydon in composition.

In middle school competition, St. Joseph School in Bardstown, Ky., placed first in the Region 11 Quick Recall competition.

Also in middle school, St. Martha School placed second overall in Region six. The school also earned the Hume Sportsmanship Award and Angelina Spagnuolo placed first in the arts and humanities assessment.

Several other middle schools and high schools will advance to the state finals based on their scores. Additional schools that will be represented in that competition are: Assumption High School, Presentation Academy, Sacred Heart Academy, and the following grade schools, Ascension, Holy Spirit, Holy Trinity, Sacred Heart Model, St. Mary, St. Agnes, St. Albert the Great, St. Athanasius, St. Gabriel, St. James in Elizabethtown, St. Patrick and St. Paul.

The state Governor’s Cup competition for middle school and high school students will be held March 16-18 at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville.

Elementary age competition began this week and will continue through March. This age group does not have a state competition.

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