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February 27, 2014

BOE praises athletes, academic students who qualified for state

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — Laurel County School Superintendent Dr. Doug Bennett praised several athletic and academic teams during his superintendent’s report at the Monday night Board of Education meeting.

Bennett reported Laurel County has recently had the first student athlete from the district to qualify for state swimming competition, who was NLMS seventh-grader Keller Brown. 

Bennett continued to praise the swimming program by reporting the improvement each team has made from last year to this year.

“The North Laurel High School boys placed 18th last year in region and this year they placed 9th; the girls placed 19th last year in regionals and this year they placed 14th,” Bennett said.  “South Laurel High School placed 19th last year and 16th this year. Those were the teams that placed in the top 20.”

Bush elementary won the 2014 region 11 National Archery in Schools tournament.  It was their first-ever National Archery in Schools tournament win. They finished first out of 10 elementary schools that participated.

The North Laurel High School archery team had three individuals to qualify for state competition and South Laurel High School also had three individuals qualify for state, with senior Whitney Rice winning the regionals.

Bennett also reported that Wyan-Pine Grove Elementary School archery team had one archer, fifth-grader Lucas Mullins, to qualify individually to go to state competition.

“I’m glad to see the archery program expand,” said board member Ed Jones.  “I hope we continue our level of support for those programs that give students who don’t participate in other athletic endeavors an opportunity to compete in high level competition.”

The North Laurel Middle School Math Counts Team won second place in team competition, which qualifies them to go to state level competition. One student, eighth-grader Arjun Kanthawar, placed first in individual competition and earned a full tuition scholarship to his or her choice of Western Kentucky University or University of Kentucky.

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