Middle school academic teams first at bat in 2022 Governor’s Cup

FCPS middle school teams launched the 2022 Governor’s Cup with geographical district-level contests that wrapped up Jan. 15. As Kentucky’s premier academic competition, Governor’s Cup encourages depth and breadth of knowledge, cultural literacy, teamwork, leadership, creativity, risk assessment, and critical thinking, and it provides the fun of being part of a team.
Following are the latest middle school highlights from Fayette County Public Schools, plus the complete results by district.
District 53 results
Overall team standings: Winburn, first place
Individual winners, all from Winburn: math, Yi Zheng; science, Henry Cheves; social studies, Avneesh Kudrimoti; language arts, Solomon Corkran; arts and humanities, Gauri Joshi; composition, Laween Ismaail
District 54 results
Overall team standings: Tates Creek, first place; Jessie Clark, second; Edythe J. Hayes, fourth
Individual winners: math, Michael Fan of Tates Creek; science, Karthika Hariprasad of Jessie Clark; social studies, Neihal Saini of Tates Creek; arts and humanities, Nikhil Venkateswaran of Tates Creek; composition, Addison Moore of Hayes
District 55 results
Overall team standings: Beaumont, first place; Southern, second
Individual winners, all from Beaumont: math, Kishan Amin; science, Saikeerthi Doppalapudi; social studies: Shreyas Kandlakunta; language arts: Ahaan Thomas; arts and humanities, Arham Farhan; composition, Naren Nandanoor
District 56 results
Overall team standings: Bryan Station, second place
Individual winners, all from Bryan Station: math, Storey (Jef) Lowry; social studies, Ryan Brandenburg; composition, Edith Ingram
The middle grades and high school divisions of Governor’s Cup include district, regional, and state competition. Elementary students participate only in district and regional contests. This year’s middle school regionals conclude Feb. 5, and the state finals are March 18-21 in Louisville.
Source: Kentucky Association for Academic Competition

Movie Tavern in Brannon Crossing is participating in the Kids Dream Family Film Series. Titles and dates are subject to change. All titles will be shown in standard 2D only, some are rated PG. In accordance with MPAA, PG titles should be investigated by parents before they let their younger children attend.

Smallfoot is February 4 thru 6; Spirit Untamed is February 11 thru 13; Paw Patrol: The Movie is February 18 thru 20; The Boss Baby: Family Business is February 25 thru 27; Clifford the Big Red Dog is March 4 thru 6

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Terrariums are a great hands-on learning experience for kids! Parents can pick up your terrarium kit to assemble at home. You will receive a link to an instructional video, where Arboretum staff will teach you how to make a terrarium using the supplies and plants provided.
Pre-registration required as materials are limited. For more information or to register contact arboretum@uky.edu or (859) 257-6955 with the following information: the program you wish to join, your name, number of kits you would like, email address and phone number.
Registered participants will be able to pick up your kit at The Arboretum on:
February 17 or February 18. Make payment when you arrive to pick up your kit (or kits). Please remember that a face covering is required to enter the Dorotha Smith Oatts Visitor Center, regardless of vaccination status.


Blippi The Musical brings the energetic and loveable character Blippi off the screen and onto the stage with world-class production, audience engagement and music. Children from the ages of 2 to 7 years old across the world have quickly taken a liking to Blippi’s charismatic personality and innovative teaching lessons. In the Live show they will continue to learn about the world around them while singing and dancing along with this one of a kind show. 6 pm Rupp Arena.

This article also appears on pages 10 of the February 2022 print edition of Hamburg Journal.

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