The Johnson County Board of Education recognized several Flat Gap Elementary school students for accomplishments in both academics competition and the school’s annual Energy Fair while visiting the school Monday during its regular board meeting.

FGE Principal Chris Pierce announced the winners to the board after the kids led the pledge of allegiance.

Energy Fair winners included students competing in four categories, three of which contained divisions for kindergarten through third-grade students as well as fourth- through sixth-grade students. 

In the category for STEM projects, kindergarten through third-grade winners included Paytan Adams and Carly Davis in first, Kolton Stewart and Daniel Conley in second and Isabella Brummett and Natalie Mayhan in third. In the fourth- through sixth-grade division, winners were Nick Fyffe in first, Chasity Ramey in second and Josh Fitchpatrick and Alex Marcum in third.

In visual arts, K-3 winners were Kylee Simmons, Nataleigh Webb and Trinity Caudill in first, second and third place, respectively, while fourth- through sixth-grade winners were McKinley Johnson, Tori Fairchild and Lakisha Lemaster in first, second and third places.

Multimedia winners in the kindergarten through third-grade division included Carson O’Bryan in first and Emma Ferguson, Jaylin Blanton and Paislee Sagraves in second. In the fourth- through sixth-grade division, Abby Ramey placed first, Cameron Flannery placed second and Alison Clark placed third. 

The final category, performing arts, had winners in the fourth- through sixth-grade division in Ava O’Bryan in first and Laci Meade, Gracie Price and Haley Blanton in second.

The board also recognized members of FGE’s academic team with fourth- and fifth-grade county academic tournament winners including a first-place finish for the school’s quick recall team, a second-place finish in Language Arts for Suzy Kretzer and a second- and third-place finish for Halilee Williams and Delilah Back, respectively, in science. In Arts & Humanities, Delilah Back placed first, Suzy Kretzer placed second and Brady Ferguson placed third. 

For the overall season, fourth- and fifth-grade students placed first in quick recall and third overall as a team. Suzy Kretzer placed first in Language Arts overall for the season, Delilah Back placed fourth overall in Science and Kretzer and Back placed first and second, respectively, in Arts & Humanities. 

Sixth-grade students were recognized for their achievements at the Kentucky Association for Academic Competition’s Sixth Grade Showcase included Chloe Spradlin with fourth place in Language Arts and third place in Science at the SGS and a third-place finish for the season in Language Arts, Bryce Ferguson second place in Science and first place in Math at the SGS and a third-place finish in Science and a first-place finish in Math for the season, Nikolas Fyffe with a fourth place finish in Math at the SGS and a third-place finish for the season, also in mathematics, Haidenlyn West with a fifth-place finish for the season in Social Studies and Haley Blanton with fifth-place in Arts & Humanities. 

Ferguson was also recognized for competing and placing third in district and regional level Governor’s Cup competitions and competed at state-level competition 

for Johnson County Middle School.

The Johnson County Board of Education meets the fourth Monday of each month at 5 p.m., with meetings sometimes taking place at the Administration Building on the Johnson Central High School/JCMS campus and meetings often scheduled to take place at each of the district’s elementary schools. All meetings are open to the public.

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