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Jenkins students do well in meets

The Jenkins Independent Board learned at its January meeting this week that a number of Jenkins students placed high in the 2009 Governor’s Cup District academic team competition held last week at Fleming-Neon. The district also fared well in a recent county academic tournament.

Middle High School students who won or placed at Fleming-Neon include Dawn Powell, who finished first in language arts and second in language composition. Billy Mullins took second place in science and fourth in math; Chase Mosley finished third in language arts; Austin Vanover placed fourth in science and fifth in math, and Patrick Sturgill took fifth in arts and humanities. The team was runner-up overall and placed third in quick recall. The team also received the Katherine C. Hume Sportsmanship Award.

Jenkins Elementary School placed third overall in the Letcher County Academic Tournament held on January 17. Students placing in the individual written assessment competition included: Language arts — Melissa Bartley (first place), Emily Johnson and Vivian Caudill (tied for third place). Social studies — Emily Johnson (second place), Matthew Jesse (third place). Science — Matthew Jesse (second place), Aron Bartley (fifth place). Math — Brady Caudill (fourth place). The team placed third in quick recall.

Board Vice Chairman Tracy Goff also reminded the board that the Jenkins High cheerleaders won the regional competition in the “large co-ed class” and will compete in state competition on February 14 at Bowling Green. The class is for cheer teams with five or more male members as well as females.

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