When the Governor’s Cup academic competition takes place in Louisville next month, those student vying for a prize in social studies could be forgiven for seeing double trouble when representatives from Prestonsburg High School walk into the room.
PHS seniors and twin brothers Aaron and Austin Curnutte earned spots in the state-level competition, during regional competition last weekend at Johnson Central High School.
Supt. Henry Webb congratulated the brothers for their achievement, as well as other members of the Prestonsburg academic team.
“The board team and I congratulate Aaron and Austin for advancing to state level competition in social studies,” Webb said. “Aaron placed first and Austin placed fifth in regional competition at Johnson Central High School. We’re also proud of Prestonsburg High School for finishing fourth in Future Problem Solving and fourth in Quick Recall.”
Regional Governor’s Cup competition consists of students and teams from Allen Central High School, Belfry High School, Betsy Layne High School, East Ridge High School, Johnson Central High School, Paintsville High School, Phelps High School, Piarist School, Pike County Central High School, Pikeville High School, Prestonsburg High School, Shelby Valley High School, Sheldon Clark High School, South Floyd High School and Wesley Christian High School.
“We appreciate all the hard work and dedication our teams and coaches have put into this season and ask that you join us in celebrating our students who excelled,” Webb said. “We also want to say a special thank you to our parents for your support for our academic teams.”
The Curnutte brothers are the sons of Tim and Misha Curnutte, of Auxier.
The high school Governor’s Cup will take place at Louisville’s Galt House, March 15-17.