HES Academic Team

Harlan Elementary School Academic Team Captures Region 26 District Title; Fifth Consecutive Title for Harlan

 (Harlan, Ky)  The Harlan Elementary School Academic Team followed up their fifth District 101 title with a matching Region 26 title over the weekend. With another impressive finish, the Green Dragons added their tenth championship trophy to the trophy case in the last five years. The 2022 Regional title is the fifth consecutive title for Harlan Elementary School.

Harlan students placed in every assessment area while also capturing first place in the Future Problem Solving competition and third place in Quick Recall. The Green Dragons Micah Shope and Shaedyn Crow took first place in Science and Language Arts respectively. Shope added to his medal count on the day finishing second in Math. Natalie Adams took home medals in both Language Arts and Arts & Humanities, finishing 2nd and 3rd place. Grant Lee, Logan Thompson, Zoe Lawson, Cooper Thomas, and Camille Noe all took home medals placing in the top five of their assessment areas.

Coached by Brent Roy, Sierra Crow, and Leanne Chasteen, the Green Dragons have helped building a winning foundation for the Harlan Academic Teams as the both Harlan Middle and Harlan High. The academic programs have had great success over the last two decades. Harlan Middle School won their 17th title in the last 20 years, while Harlan High School won its 22nd title in the last 25 years early this year. Coach Sierra Crow commented, “Our students know we expect the very best out of them every year and they always rise to the occasion. They put in a lot of hard work and get a lot of support from their coaches and teachers to help them achieve this level of academic success.

Harlan Elementary School Principal Tara Posey pointed to the collective efforts across the district over the last two years as a lynchpin to the success students have at Harlan. “Our district from the top-down, has demonstrated the importance of staying connected to our students and maintaining high expectations while offering many supportive resources to families. Our goal is help every single student bounce back better than before. Our students are demonstrating their resiliency and we are really proud of them.”

The 2022 title marks the Green Dragons fifth consecutive district title is coached by Mr. Brent Roy, Mrs. LeAnne Chasteen, and Mrs. Sierra Crow.

The top five finishers in each subject area assessment will advance to regional competition.

Overall Final Standings:              Points

1st        Harlan Elementary                  44

2nd       Middlesboro Elementary          22

3rd        Yellow Creek Elementary      20.5

4th        Pineville Elementary              18

5th        Rosspoint Elementary             8

6th        Wallins Elementary                6

7th        Page School Center                4

8th        Evarts Elementary                  1.5



1st         Elijah McDermott (Pineville Elementary)

2nd       Micah Shope (Harlan Elementary)

3rd         Grayson Short (Rosspoint Elementary)

4th         Allison Osbourne (Yellow Creek Elementary)

5th         Wyatt Goodin (Pineville Elementary)



1st         Micah Shope (Harlan Elementary)

2nd        Grayson Short (Rosspoint Elementary)

3rd         Aariz Ahmad (Middlesboro Elementary)

4th         Grant Lee (Harlan Elementary)

5th         Luke Carmical (Wallins Elementary)


Social Studies:

1st         Rhilynn Rogers (Middlesboro Elementary)

2nd        Jack Eld (Wallins Elementary)

3rd         Josiah Gilbert (Yellow Creek Elementary)

4th         Charles Nierengarten (Pineville Elementary)

5th         Logan Thompson (Harlan Elementary)


Language Arts:

1st         Shaedyn Crow (Harlan Elementary)

2nd        Natalie Adams (Harlan Elementary)

3rd tie    Kinley Turner (Yellow Creek Elementary)

3rd tie    Taylor Hatfield (Yellow Creek Elementary)

3rd tie    Zoe Lawson (Harlan Elementary)


Arts and Humanities:  

1st         Rhilynn Rogers (Middlesboro Elementary)

2nd        Cooper Thomas (Harlan Elementary)

3rd         Natalie Adams (Harlan Elementary)

4th         Jacklynn Patrick (Pineville Elementary)

5th         Jack Eld (Wallins Elementary)



1st         Kinley Turner (Yellow Creek Elementary)

2nd        Ellie Humfleet (Page School Center)

3rd         Camille Noe (Harlan Elementary)

4th tie    Stella Cochran (Evarts Elementary)

4th tie    Allison Osborne (Yellow Creek Elementary)


Quick Recall:

1st         Middlesboro Elementary

2nd        Pineville Elementary

3rd         Harlan Elementary

4th         Rosspoint Elementary

5th tie   Wallins Elementary

5th tie   Evarts Elementary

5th tie   Yellow Creek Elementary

5th tie   Cawood Elementary


Future Problem Solving:

1st         Harlan Elementary

2nd        Yellow Creek Elementary

3rd        Pineville Elementary

4th        Middleboro Elementary

5th        Evarts Elementary