Whitesburg KY

Deane boy is state champ



An eighth-grade student at Beckham Bates Elementary School won first place in social studies at the state Governor’s Cup Academic Competition in Lexington.

Dalton Wilson, 14, is the son of Michelle and Kevin Wilson of Deane and was one of 22 students countywide who participated in state level competition March 12 through March 14 at the Hyatt hotel in Lexington.

Dalton was the only Letcher County student to place in the competition. Pigman said the group left before the awards ceremony started and didn’t find out that he had won until she checked the results on the Internet.

“I was speechless,” said Pigman. “It’s a big deal. It’s an honor to have a student who places at state, especially first place.”

Dalton’s first-place win helped BBES to place 15th overall at the state competition.

Other students who participated at state and how they placed at the regional competition are:

Math — Trevor Wayne, Martha Jane Potter Elementary School, first; Amber Crawford, Whitesburg Middle School, second; Paul Sokolowich, Cowan Elementary School, fourth; and Noah Blair, CES, fifth.

Social Studies — Cameron Wright, MJP, first; Dalton Wilson, Beckham Bates Elementary School, fourth; and Ben Mason, BBE, fifth.

Science — Cameron Wright, MJP, first; Courtney Jackson, WMS, fourth; and Marcus Baker, CES, fifth.

Language Arts — Rebecca Sandifer, CES, fifth.

Composition — Amber Crawford, WMS, second; Carli Combs, BBES, third; Holly Baker, MJP, fourth; and Kody Damron, MJP, fifth.

Arts and Humanities — Logan Dollarhide, CES, first; and Noah Blair, CES, third

Quick Recall — CES team of Noah Blair, Levi Caudill, Dylan Caudill, Rebecca Standifer, Logan Dollarhide, Judson Collins, Kyle Collins, Marcus Baker, Paul Sokolowich, Arianna Holbrook, Allyson Baker, Simon Robinson and Autumn Dollarhide, second.

At regional competition, MJP placed first, CES placed third, WMS placed eighth and BBES placed ninth.

The Letcher County Central High School Future Problem Solving Team placed second at regional competition. Members of the team who competed at state are Andrea Allen, Cassity Riffe, Zach Joseph, Andi Fields and Samantha Mullins.

Other LCCHS students who placed at regional competition are:

Math — Chase Smith, third.

Arts and Humanities — Josh Stephens, first.

Language Arts — Erica Webb, fourth.

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