University Heights Academy’s Middle School Academic Team won first place at the district Governor’s Cup Academic Competition on Saturday, January 21.

middle school academic team

Pictured, front row, left to right: Lauren Sisk, Brianne Lacefield, Palak Patel, Blair Moore, Evan Golladay, Julian Brown

Back row: Averie Turner, Beth Peebles, Sam Cotthoff, Rohan Desai, Ethan Alexander, Zohaib Iqbal

Here are the results:

1st place overall!

1st place quick recall:

Rohan Desai, Ethan Alexander, Sam Cotthoff, Evan Golladay, Palak Patel, Beth Peebles, Blair Moore, Zohaib Iqbal

Written Competition:

2nd—Lauren Sisk
4th—Ethan Alexander
5th—Beth Peebles


4th—Rohan Desai


1st—Rohan Desai
3rd—Lauren Sisk

Social Studies:

2nd—Ethan Alexander

Language Arts:

2nd—Beth Peebles
3rd—Sam Cotthoff

Arts & Humanities:

2nd—Sam Cotthoff
3rd—Averie Turner
The middle school academic team is sponsored by Mona Sheth and Sara Helphenstine!