Academic Team/Governor's Cup

Academic Team and Governor's Cup Competitions

Sponsors: Robert Kremer , Derek Otto
Academic Team involves regular season thru district, regional, state, and national competitions. It has almost universal participation by High Schools in the state. Specific competitions include the following: Quick Recall and Quiz Bowl team members need to be willing to practice. Future problem solving is a team problem solving competition which is based on Paul Torrence's Creativity Problem Solving Model and has a national competition. Composition with each competitor writing a composition on a given topic. Written Assessment is an area which involves multiple choice tests on the following subjects: Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Arts/Humanities.
Quick Recall - This is a team competition using buzzers similar to "In the Know" or "Jeopardy". Team members need to be solid students in a specific area and be willing to practice. See Mr. Kremer.

Future Problem Solving - This is a team written problem solving competition; based on Paul Torrence's creativity problem solving model. There is also an individual Future Problem Solving competition at the state level.

Composition - Each competitor writes a composition on a given topic. Although the form may be specified as editorial, article, persuasive speech, the format is usually logical and rewards organized writing which also has creative writing style.

Written Assessments - This area involves multiple choice tests on the following subjects: language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, and arts and humanities.
For all of the above, See Mr. Kremer for information, practice tests, etc.

Fall Schedule

Date                              Tournament

September 18                     Ezell-Harding (Antioch, TN)

October 2                             Dunbar Fall (Lexington, KY)

October 16                          Danville Fall (we host)

October 23                          Danville Academic Competition 1 (elementary)
November 6                        Tippecanoe (Tipp City, OH)
November 13                      JV Challenge (Location TBA)
November 20                      U of L Fall (Louisville, KY)
December 4                         Wright St. University (Dayton, OH)
December 8 (Wed.)           Fall KMO
December 11                      Chattahoochee (Johns Creek, GA)


Spring Schedule

January 22                           Dorman Cavalier Challenge (Spartanburg, SC)

January 25 (Tues.)             District Governor’s Cup (FPS/Comp)

January 29                           District Governor’s Cup (Assessments/QR)

February 15 (Tues.)          Regional Governor’s Cup (FPS/Comp)

February 19                         Regional Governor’s Cup (Assessments/QR)

March 12-14    State Governor's Cup (Lexington)


March 26         College Heights Academic Tournament (WKU)


April 2             Danville Spring Middle School Invitational

 (NAQT Middle School Nationals qualifier)


April 16           Danville Spring High School Invitational

 (NAQT High School Nationals qualifier)


April 23           NAQT State Championship (U of L)


May 14            Midwest Championship Tournament (Culver, IN)


May 27-29       NAQT High School Nationals (Atlanta, GA)


June 3-5          PACE National Scholastic Championship (Chicago)