Pikeville Junior High, along with eleven other schools, competed in the junior high Governor's Cup regional competition on Saturday, January 31 at Pikeville High School. The schools competing included Pikeville Junior High, Belfry Middle, Valley Elementary, Johns Creek Elementary, Phelps Elementary, Dorton Elementary, Feds Creek Elementary, Kimper Elementary, Millard Elementary, Mullins Elementary and Elkhorn City Elementary.
Pikeville Junior High students ranked first in the overall rankings. The Future Problem Solving team and Quick Recall teams placed first. The Future Problem Solving team includes Leen Alnajjar, Tiffany Lin, Maddhu Ammisetty and Adam Swofford. The Quick Recall team includes Lindsey Lockhart, Jared Green, Hunter Ford, Cami Gaunt, Jackson Holland, William Fleniken, Jason Lin, Isaiah Huffman and Adam Swofford.
Individual rankings included first place Jared Green in Social Studies. Also, in social studies, Jackson Holland placed third and Hunter Ford placed fifth. In science, Jared Green and Jackson Holland tied for fourth. Hunter Ford placed second in Arts and Humanities. Jason Lin placed fifth in math. In Language Arts, Cami Gaunt placed second and Sarah Belcher placed fourth. Rounding out the wins, Cami Gaunt placed first and Leen Alnajjar placed fourth in Composition. The students will be competing in state Governor’s Cup finals on March 14-16 at the Galt House in Louisville, Kentucky.
The team is coached by Mrs. Sherry Lane and Mrs. Glenda Adkins.
This year’s PHS academic team has worked endless hours to prepare for competition and the hard work paid off in many ways. On February 14, Pikeville High School hosted the 59th Regional Governor’s Cup.
Tying with Piarist with a total of 16 points, the Pikeville High School Academic Team took third place overall, with Piarist earning second place as the team nudged out PHS with more first and second place winners. Taking second place and qualifying for state is the Quick Recall team. The Future Problem Solving team placed fourth. The individual team members who received awards and also placed for state are Michael Gaunt, earning second in Arts and Humanities, Ammad Mansoor placing third in Social Studies and fifth in Language Arts, Noor Ali placing fourth in Language Arts and rounding out the individual wins, Emily Keaton placing fifth in Science.
The state qualifiers will represent PHS in the Governor’s Cup competition at the Galt House in Louisville on March 14-16. The Governor’s Cup, the state’s premier academic event, involving over 20,000 students and nearly 1200 schools, was founded in 1986 as a way to promote, reward and recognize outstanding academic achievement.
The PHS Academic Team coaches are Tom Asbury, Bennett Stewart and Dawn Stewart.
Pikeville High School recognized 104 students in the junior/senior high that received a 4.0 for the first semester. They received a special recognition break with a treat and was recognized at halftime of the boys’ basketball game against Harlan County on January 20 where they received a certificate recognizing their accomplishment.
Students who were recognized included Seniors Noor Ali, Emily Altman, Courtney Anderson, Haleigh Bevins, Juana Childers, Meagan Cochran, Katelyn Coleman, Cody Estep, Taunee Justice, Olivia Lane, Keely Layne, Reagan Linton, McKenzie Moore, Aryn Pinson, Morgan Roberts, Faith Runyon, Carter Tackett, Haley Wetzel. The junior class students receiving a 4.0 included Cole Branham, Logan Coleman, Olivia Davis, Michael Gaunt, Kevin Green, Evan Hall, Kenton Hall, Sean Hillwig, Rebekah Lindsey, Courtney Maynard, Lauren McCoy, Allie Mims, Kayce Tackett and Austin Wright.
In Pike County, manystudents go without the necessities during the winter such as socks, toboggans, gloves, scarves, etc. Pikeville FBLA has courageously taken on the task of providing for these students, but we need your help! Bring the items listed below from January 20th-26rh to help support this cause.
The homeroom that brings in the most items will receive a reward! At PES, grades preschool - 3rd are eligible to receive a party with Disney characters and superheroes and grades 4th-6th are eligible for a cupcake party. At PHS, grades 7th-12th will also be eligible for a cupcake party.
On Friday, September 5, the Pikeville High School National Honor Society welcomed thirty-one new members during their induction ceremony. The new inductees bring the current membership total to a tremendous 58 members. To qualify for the National Honor society, students are required to log many hours of community service, participate actively in community service projects as a team throughout the year, and represent the high academic standards at PHS by maintaining a 3.5 unweighted grade point average.
Last year the Pikeville High School National Honor Society performed over 1450 community service hours, raised over $1650 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation and sponsored two blood drives in conjunction with the Kentucky Blood Center which brought in 105 pints of blood. Plans for the upcoming year are even more ambitious.
The current roster include Noor Ali, Logan Allara, Emily Altman, Katie Atkins, Haleigh Bevins, Brianna Blackburn, Juana Childers, Meagan Cochran, Katie Coleman, Cody Estep, Hunter Heffington, Haleigh Johnson, Taunee Justice, Olivia Lane, Vianna Le, Reagan Linton, Emma Looney, Cailee Marcum, Brandi May, McKenzie Moore, Pranay Patel, Aryn Pinson, Morgan Roberts, Faith Runyon, Benaiah Stumpf, and Nick Taylor. New members inducted in this year's ceremony are Courtney Anderson, Destiny Durham, Keely Layne, Bryson Patton, Emaly Slone, Kristen Tackett, Dylan Blackburn, Logan Coleman, Marlee Coleman, Taylor Collins, Olivia Davis, Mykah Fannin, Michael Gaunt, Alexxa Gearheart, Kevin Green, Evan Hall, Kenton Hall, Sean Hillwig, Rebekah Lindsey, Alannah Little, Isaac Lucas, Courtney Maynard, Lauren McCoy, Allie Mims, Alona Neece, Bridgett Pennington, Daric Pugh, Grace Tackett, Emily Thacker, Ariel Ward, Taylor Wells and Austin Wright.
Vianna Le, the daughter of Hai Le and Lily Tran, was selected to particiapte in the 2014 Governor's Scholar program. Vianna is a member of PHS Drama Club, Academic Team, Future Business Leaders of American, Key Club, Pride Club, Beta Club, Pep Club, National Honor Society Student Council, and Library Advisory Council.
During her high school career, Vianna received the academic award in Art II, Presbyterian award and first place in Digital Design and Promotion at FBLA regionals. Vianna plans to pursue a career in materials engineering.
Over 30 students and staff from Pikeville Independent participated, coached, scored, proctored and cheered at the 28th Annual Governor’s Cup Academic Competition held in Louisville on March 15-17. This year marks the 28th year that Pikeville Junior/High School has been represented at the tournament.
Both the junior high and high school teams competed in multiple fields including a single elimination Quick Recall Tournament (and we do mean Quick), individual subject testing, Individual Future Problem Solving and On-Demand Written Composition.
In the high school division, Krishna Ammisetty placed second and Blaine McNulty place fifth in written composition and Ammad Mansoor placed eighth in social studies. The Quick Recall Team advanced out of pool play and finished the tournament as semi-finalists. The high school team finished sixth place overall in the tournament.
The team coaches for the high school team are Tom Asbury, Bennett Stewart and Dawn Stewart. The high school coaches would like to say farewell to this year’s seniors, Alex Malone, Patrick Cordero and Krishna Ammisetty and “May the wind always be at your backs.”
Pikeville High School
Principal: David Thomas
Asst Principal: Jason Booher
Guidance Counselor: Dawn Stewart
Phone: (606) 432-0185