Breckinridge County Middle School Places 13th in the Governor’s Cup State Competition with over 350 Middle Schools Competing

The Breckinridge County Middle School competed in the 2016 State Governor’s Cup Competition at the Galt House in Louisville, KY, on March 19-21.

John Douglas Thornhill placed first in the state in social studies written assessment. This is the first time a BCMS student placed first at the state level. Points are awarded for each event, and BCMS placed 13th overall in the state! Six students made it to the state level: John Douglas Thornhill (social studies and language arts), Noah Dowell (math), Jackson Powers (arts and humanities), Jaylin Pile (science), Riya Patel (written composition), and Alexis Vincent (written composition). Jenny Armes coaches the middle school team.

Pictured left to right: Noah Dowell, Jackson Powers, Jaylin Pile, Riya Patel, John Douglas Thornhill, Alexis Vincent, and Coach Jenny Armes


 Keeley Ruskowski

Selected to Gatton Academy


BCHS sophomore, Keeley Ruskowski, has been selected as a member of the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science Class of 2018. The Gatton Academy, located on the campus of Western Kentucky University, has consistently been named as one of the best high schools in the country.  

Applicants were evaluated based on ACT/SAT scores, high school grades, awards, extracurricular activities, responses to essay questions, and letters of recommendation. 300 students applied and over 160 candidates were invited to interview with community leaders from across the Commonwealth and Gatton Academy alumni.  Of these, 100 were selected for admission.

Keeley will live on campus at WKU during her junior and senior years and will attend classes alongside other WKU college students.

Congratulations to Keeley on this outstanding accomplishment!


The calendar for the 2016-17 school year was approved during the February Board of Education Meeting.  Click the link below to view.

2016-17 School Calendar



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