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Persinger to Serve as KAAC Executive Director

May 5, 2022
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The KAAC Board of Directors has hired Bradley Persinger from Augusta, KY as its new Executive Director, effective July 1. Retiring KAAC Executive Director John Bennett stated, “Brad has a long and distinguished record of service to the Kentucky academic competition community. His extensive program knowledge and experience will ensure that KAAC continues to expand…

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KAAC Seeks Executive Director

March 28, 2022
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The Kentucky Association for Academic Competition (KAAC) is Kentucky’s statewide organization that plans and administers academic competitions throughout the Commonwealth.  KAAC-sponsored competitions include Quick Recall, Future Problem Solving and related component events, Content Assessment in various academic disciplines, and Composition.  KAAC sponsors competitions at the elementary, middle grades, and high school levels, as well as…

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General Knowledge Results

March 25, 2022
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Almost 1000 Kentucky students competed in the 2022 KAAC General Knowledge event on Thursday, March 24. Results are now available at https://kaac.com/general-knowledge-exam/ General Knowledge isn’t part of Governor’s Cup, but rather an additional competitive opportunity for Kentucky students. It consists of questions equally balanced among the five Governor’s Cup subject areas of Math, Science, Social…

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Camp Scholarships

February 10, 2022
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A limited number of Summer Camp scholarships are available through the KAAC Outreach program. Apply: http://kaac.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/20130907120838/Camp-Scholarship-Application.pdf

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General Knowledge Exam Registration Opens

February 9, 2022
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Camp Registration Opens

January 27, 2022
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Registration is open for the 2022 Governor’s Cup Summer Camps for Middle and High School at Berea College. Dates are June 14-17 (HS) and June 27-30 (MG). More information

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Updated COVID-19 Guidance

January 12, 2022
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In an effort to ensure safe, in-person competition during Governor’s Cup while responding to the challenges presented by the rise of the Omicron variant, the KAAC Board has issued updated COVID-19 guidance for 2022 Governor’s Cup District and Regional events: Competition Format All participants must travel to their District or Regional host school to compete…

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January Outreach Grants

December 31, 2021
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KAAC’s outreach program is designed to help struggling academic teams receive emergency aid after natural disasters, establish new programs, purchase equipment or supplies, or pay competition dues. The KAAC Outreach Selection Committee will review all applications received and make recommendation for awards. Deadline for submittals: January 15

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Update Contact Info

September 21, 2021
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This year schools that do not confirm their Governor’s Cup participation by the deadlines below will not be included in 2022 membership pairings. The deadline for confirming participation in Governor’s Cup for High School and Middle Grades teams is October 15. The deadline for Elementary Governor’s Cup teams is November 8. Visit this link to…

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Quick Recall and FPS Certification

September 10, 2021
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As all existing Future Problem Solving and Quick Recall certifications were extended last year, all coaches and officials will need to be recertified for 2021-22 KAAC events. A list of certification sessions across the Commonwealth will be published after the Conference September 16-18.

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