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SGS ACADEMIC TEAM:  Salyersville Grade School has participated in Kentucky Association for Academic Competition (KAAC) events since 2013. Until 6th grade classes were relocated to Herald Whitaker Middle School in Fall 2016, SGS had both a 6th grade and 4th/5th grade team. 

KAAC events consist of written assessments in arts & humanities, science, social studies, mathematics, and writing composition as well as quick recall. To date, the combined number of medals awarded to SGS is 47 for individual assessments and quick recall.

The 2016/2017 4th/5th grade team is composed of 11 students all of whom have worked diligently to increase their overall content knowledge and problem solving skills. 
The following students have remained active participants throughout the current school year:

• Connor Adkins
• Laney Bledsoe
• Landon Collinsworth
• Marcus Craft
• Jaiden Endicott
• Gracie Hopkins
• Trenan Hunley
• Kevin Li
• Ariel Muncy
• Daylin Patrick
• Mason Russell

District Medal Recipients:
• Daylin Patrick 2nd place Composition
• Laney Bledsoe 3rd place Composition
• Trenan Hunley 4th place Science
• Kevin Li 5th place Mathematics

Regional Medal Recipients:
• Trenan Hunley 4th place Science
• Daylin Patrick 5th place Composition

At the elementary level, KAAC does not currently host a state competition for regional winners. Trenan Hunley and Daylin Patrick were awarded medals at the highest competition for their grade level. 
*Not pictured: Marcus Craft