Breckinridge County Athletes Compete In Special Olympics

Ten athletes from Breckinridge County competed in the Area 4 regional Special Olympics held at St. X High School in Louisville, KY on Saturday, May 14th. Athlete ages ranged from 15 to 50 years old. Approximately 25 counties were represented in the Area 4 games. In all, Breckinridge County had approximately fifty people in attendance to support these athletes.

Athletes competed in events ranging from the 50/100 meter walk/run, shot put, softball throw, 1,500 meter run and 25 meter independent walk. Athletes’ times, events, and place in event are listed below:

Name

Event

Time/Distance

Place in Age Group

Samantha Carr

50-meter walk

21.89 sec.

2nd

 

Shot Put

3.22 meters

1st

Bradley Cleaver

100-meter dash

29.35 sec

3rd

 

Softball Throw

15.01 meters

3rd

Madison Gedling

50-meter walk

19.89 sec

1st

 

Softball Throw

15.5 meters

1st

Joseph Grimes

50-meter dash

11.55 sec.

2nd

 

Softball Throw

16.36 meters

1st

Lucas McDaniel

50-meter dash

 

5th

Zachary McDaniel

1500 meter run

7:30 sec.

3rd

 

Softball Throw

6.83 meters

2nd

Donald Perham

100-meter dash

21.51 sec

2nd

 

Softball Throw

20.28 meters

2nd

Laura Whitfill

50-meter dash

19.04 sec.

3rd

 

Softball Throw

7.63 meters

1st

Timothy Winstead

100-meter dash

23.14 sec.

3rd

 

Softball Throw

13.59 meters

5th

Latina Woods

25-meter Ind. Walk

18.83 sec.

1st

 

Softball Throw

4.98 meters

3rd

This is the first time Breckinridge County has participated in the Special Olympics for several years. Plans are currently underway to compete in multiple sporting events during the year. Other sports include bowling, golf, softball, flag football, swimming, gymnastics as well as many others. For more information or to make a donation to Breckinridge County Special Olympics, please contact Mark Grimes.

(Laura Whitfill (center) and Lucas McDaniel (right) at the start of the 50 meter dash)

(Zach McDaniel completing his 1500 meter run)

(Joseph Grimes with his first and second place ribbons)

(Madison Gedling with her first place ribbon)

 (Timothy Winstead with ribbon earned for his 13.59 meter softball throw)

(Samantha Carr's first place shot put throw)

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Congratulations to these Breckinridge County High School students!!

 Governor's Scholar Destiney Dowell and Governor's School for the Arts Brittany Carwile and Jonah Carter

 

 


 

 

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!

 


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2016-17 School Calendar

 


 

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