Every year Upward Bound, Talent Search and Student Support Services holds an academic competition during the month of February. It is a statewide competition. The state assocation KAEOPP hosts these competitions. The winners are taken to National Competitions in Atlanta, Georgia in April. This year Magoffin County students have represented this program very well by not only winning but making history for the ETS program.
Erickah Voll won 1st place in the spelling category in the Academic Bowl and her team won 1st place in the Academic Bowl. Erickah and her team will be going to Atlanta in April to compete in the Nationals. The academic bowl is for middle school students only. They have three competitions including a spelling bee and a written test.
Leighton Hensley competed with his team in the High Q Quick Recall where they placed 2nd. Leighton will also be going to Georgia as an alternate for the 1st place team. High Q is a quick recall competition for high school students.