On Friday, December 8, 2017, Taylor County High School clubs and teams were recognized for excellence during the first semester of school at the Student Recognition Assembly.
Individuals groups and teams were called on the floor while TCHS Principal, Laura Benningfield, read off their accomplishments. The following groups excelled in their areas over the past few months.
The boys golf team excelled once again as Region Champions for the third year in a row. They also finished 3rd in the State Tournament, only being beaten by two private schools. Cooper Parks was the Individual Region Champion and placed 6th at State.
The girls volleyball team were named, once again, District Champions, for the third straight year!
The boys soccer team took the title of 2017 District Champions and continued onto the region tournament. TCHS senior, Will Miller, broke several school AND state records.
Both the boys and girls cross country teams qualified for the State Meet. This is the third year in a row competing at State for the girls. For the boys, TCHS sophomore, Ryan Maynard, placed 7th at State.
Taylor County FFA was recognized for their presence at the National Convention, where they were named a Model of Excellence for the second year in a row. This is the first time ever that a chapter from Kentucky has been named a Model of Excellence for two straight years. This is a huge honor as there are over 8,000 chapters in the nation but only 10 are named. The National FFA Agriscience Finalists were Megan Underwood (Bronze Rating), Brianna Sharp (Silver Rating), Madison Harmon and Tori Sanders (Silver Rating), Rebekah Cowherd (Silver Rating), Tyler Bush (Silver Rating), and Jaylin Cox (Silver Rating). Taylor County FFA Land Judging was the Lake Cumberland Regional Land Judging Champions and placed 7th in the State FFA competition. The team members were Hannah Keith, Ryan Underwood, Sarah Beard, and Stone Perkins.
The TCHS Academic Team competed in the Green River Regional Academic League in Quick Recall matches and written assessments. Team members medalled in math, science, arts & humanities, language arts, and composition. TCHS will be hosting the District Governor’s Cup on January 27, 2018.
Lastly, the TCHS cheerleaders were recognized for their title as Region Champions for the fourth year in a row. They will be heading to State on Saturday, December 9 at the Horse Park in Lexington, KY. The cheerleaders performed their routine for their peers before the assembly dismissed.