The Jenkins Independent Schools Board of Education celebrated the elementary academic team’s success in the Governor’s Cup Academic Competition at its March meeting.
Sponsor Ken Flanary told the board that he did not have the words to express his pride in the students, and praised their parents as well for their willingness to work with their children to help make their achievement possible. Flanary said he believes the students have great things ahead of them.
Jenkins Elementary finished third in the Region 33 competition and won the overall District 128 competition, where it also finished second in Quick Recall.
Board Chairman Durward Narramore Jr. and Vice Chairman Tracy Goff both said that while sports are often more visible in schools, academics are really where futures are shaped. Goff said that while academic achievements often get less attention than sports, “they will take you a lot further.” Narramore agreed and emphasized the importance of parental involvement in student success.
“It’s hard to compete (as a smaller system),” said Narramore. “But while we love our sports, academics is what will get you there. Continue the good work. We are proud of the parents too, for working with their children.”
The Jenkins Elementary academic team members are Tristen Cantrell, Anthony Newman, Jacob Bentley,. Gabriel Polly, T.J. Thompson, Tamara Isom, Trinity Beauparlant, McKinley Goodson, Nathanael Champion, Isaiah Mc- Call, Sean McCall, Makayla Stambaugh and Lindsey Tackitt.
The District Governor’s Cup competition results are:
Mathematics Assessment — Anthony Newman, first place; Tristen Cantrell, second place; Jacob Bentley, fourth place.
Social Studies Assessment — Tristen Cantrell, first place; Gabriel Polly, fifth place.
Science Assessment — Timothy ‘T.J.’ Thompson, first place; Jacob Bentley, fourth place.
Language Arts Assessment — Tamara Isom, second place; Trinity Beauparlant, third place.
Composition — McKinley Goodson, first place; Tamara Isom, fourth place; Trinity Beauparlant, fifth place.
Arts & Humanities Assessment — McKinley Goodson, first place; Nathanael Champion, second place; Isaiah McCall, fourth place.
Quick Recall Team — second place.
Final Standings — Jenkins Elementary School, first place.
The Regional Governor’s Cup competition results are:
Mathematics Assessment — Anthony Newman, second place.
Social Studies Assessment — Tristen Cantrell, first place.
Composition — McKinley Goodson, second place; Trinity Beauparlant, third place.
Final Standings — Jenkins Elementary School, third place.