2017-2018 Middle School Academic Team

NW MS academic team


Members- (Seated) Erin Donahue, Grayson Settles, Noah Reynolds, Jachin Goins; (Standing) Coach Bradley Abell, Allee Harris, Hope Stivers, Nick Arnett, Ayla Parimore, Allie Congleton, Olivia Stine, Matthew Cassidy, Dawson Coulter, and Maddie Kate Gabhart (absent from photo)
Coach-Brad Abell
North Washington has both an intermediate and a middle school academic team.  These teams compete in The Governor’s Cup. The Governor’s Cup was founded in 1986 as a way to promote, reward and recognize outstanding academic achievement. Since then, over a quarter of a million students have taken part in the event. At North Washington, students are chosen based on teacher recommendation and end of the year testing.

Governor’s Cup has become the state’s premier academic event, involving over 20,000 students, nearly 1200 schools, and thousands of coaches, administrators, parents and community leaders who see the rewards gained from encouraging academic performance through properly structured and professionally administered academic competition.

Governor’s Cup consists of eight events:

Five Written Assessment Examinations–in Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts and Arts/Humanities

Composition–On-Demand Writing

Quick Recall

Future Problem Solving–an award-winning creative thinking competition

Students are assigned specific roles on the team based on their strengths. Students who are recommended and chose to be part of the academic team are expected to attend all meetings and competitions, study material, and maintain good grades.