2024 HMS Academic Team

(Harlan, Ky.) – The Harlan Middle School Academic Team recently captured their fifth consecutive Kentucky Governor’s Cup District Championship. Following up on last year’s district and region championships, the Harlan Middle School Academic Team took top honors in District 67 Kentucky Governor’s Cup competition recently held at Green Hills. Schools competing in District 67 were Green Hills, JACES, Harlan, Rosspoint, and Wallins. The Harlan Quick Recall team went undefeated knocking off Rosspoint in Round one and Wallins in rounds three and five. Wallins finished in 2nd place in Quick Recall with Wallins finishing third. Future Problem Solving was won by Wallins followed by Harland in 2nd place and JACES secured 3rd place.

Green Dragons secured first-place finishes in five of the six assessment areas. Students compete in Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts, Arts and Humanities, and Composition.

Harlan scored a total of 51 points on their way to their fifth consecutive district championship.  Wallins was runner-up with 27 points and Rosspoint secured 3rd place with 21

The 2024 district title marks the Green Dragons' fifth consecutive title and 18th in the last 22 years. Harlan is coached by Mr. Chris Day and Mr. Chris Howard. The top five finishers in each subject area assessment will advance to the regional competition.


1st       Harlan Marietta        Harlan

2nd      Grayson Short             Rosspoint (MG)

3rd      Kenan Amro              Harlan

4th       Mason Jones               Wallins

5th      Michael Lindsey        Harlan



1st       Kenan Amro              Harlan

2nd      Grayson Short             Rosspoint (MG)

3rd       Skylar Rutherford       JACES

4th      Avery Carroll            Harlan

5th       Wesley Greene           Wallins


Social Studies:

1st       Juliana Damaa          Harlan

2nd      Jack Eld                      Wallins

3rd       Landon Coldiron         JACES

4th      Brysen Robinson       Harlan

5th      Avery Carroll            Harlan


Language Arts

1st       Carah Rose                 Rosspoint

2nd      Makayla Thomas        Rosspoint

3rd       Leo Williams              Wallins

4th       Lucy Boggs                 Green Hills Elementary

5th      Shaedyn Crow           Harlan


Arts and Humanities

1st       Juliana Damaa          Harlan

2nd      McKenzie Wilson       JACES

3rd      Michael Lindsey        Harlan

4th       Ashlynn Jackson         Wallins 

5th       Clarissa Yost               JACES


1st       Harlan Marietta        Harlan

2nd      Clarissa Yost               JACES

3rd       Skylar Rutherford       JACES

4th       Alivia Ramos              Wallins

5th       Jaycee Simpson          Rosspoint

Quick Recall:

1st        Harlan

2nd       Wallins

3rd        Rosspoint

Future Problem Solving:

1stst      Wallins

2nd       Harlan

3rd        JACES

Voted on by the participating schools, Harlan Middle School was also awarded the Hume Sportsmanship Award.

Top finishers and teams will advance to regional competition in February. Students will be competing for a chance to advance at the State event held in Louisville, Kentucky.