Elementary Academic Team
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.
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
In the Elementary (Grade 5 and below) division, students take part in a District and Regional competition. The Middle Grades (6-8) and High School (9-12) divisions include a District, Regional and State competition.
Language Arts Required Readings
Elementary: Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson (changed from a previous work)
Middle Grades: The Glory Field by Walter Dean Myers
High School: The Ox-Bow Incident by Walter Van Tilburg Clark
Sixth Grade Showcase
Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan