Strong Showing at Middle School Governor’s Cup

By Heather Varda, 5th Grade LASSGovCup

12 8th graders competed in the Middle School Governor’s Cup District competition last Saturday.  This is a strong academic team that enjoys competing, as well as reveling in each other’s company. Spirits remained high throughout the duration of the eight-hour tournament. All members of the team participated in Quick Recall, a quiz-bowl type of tournament that requires students to respond to a question prompt within five seconds after a prompt has been delivered. Additionally, all members took a challenging  multiple-choice test in a specialty area of study: math, science, language arts, arts and humanities, or social studies. (Two teammates took a written composition test). St. Francis took 3rd place in Quick Recall, after tight games against St. Aloysius and North Oldham. Lorenzo Mahoney received 3rd place in Social Studies and 2nd place in Math. Amelia Dimas placed 3rd in Arts and Humanities.

This year’s team members include:

Holly Yelton
Lorenzo Mahoney
Grace Malone
Sean Denham
Georges Ghali
Connor Gorman
Eston McLeroy
Eli Jaffe
Aidan Campbell
Drew Perkins
Ford Middendorf
Amelia Dimas