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Adair Co. Middle School Academic Team are District Champions!

With their finishes at District, all competitors and teams earned the right to advance to Regional Championship on Saturday, January 30, 2021.

By Brett Reliford

The Adair County Middle School Academic Team competed in the Governor's Cup District Championship on Saturday, January 16, and the team finished as the 2021 District Champions.

The competition featured district opponent schools from the surrounding area with students competing in Quick Recall and Future Problem Solving as team events, and individual students competing in Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts, Arts and Humanities, and Composition. The team won both the Quick Recall and Future Problem Solving titles.

Quick Recall team members are Bailey Watts, Joseph Kotter, Andrew Zinati, Angelica Bell, Jay Burton, Hannah Kotter, Samantha Oliver, and Natalea Kaylor.

The Future Problem Solving team consisted of Joseph Kotter, Abigail Kemp, Hannah Kotter, and Natalea Kaylor.

In addition, several ACMS students took home a Top 5 finish in their individual events.

Bailey Watts won 1st Place in both the Language Arts and Arts and Humanities competitions. Joining her in the top 5 in Language Arts was Jay Burton, who finished 4th Place in the event. Adair also had two competitors who finished in the Top 5 in Arts and Humanities as Samantha Oliver took home 4th Place in the event while Angelica Bell captured 5th Place overall.

The team also claimed 1st Place finishes in Science and Social Studies with Andrew Zinati leading the charge with a District Championship in each subject. Joseph Kotter joined Zinati in the awards ceremony by grabbing 3rd Place in Social Studies. Angelica Bell got her second individual medal of the day as well by earning 5th Place in the event.

In Mathematics, the team was led by brothers Tristin Andrews and Trevir Andrews who finished in 2nd and 3rd place respectively. In Composition, the team earned another Regional qualifier when Mia Schneider won 4th Place in her event.

With their finishes at District, all competitors and teams earned the right to advance to Regional Championship on Saturday, January 30.

This story was posted on 2021-01-19 11:08:26
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