Academic Team Rocks with First in Governor’s Cup Region 7

ECHO Staff

After the Rocks won the Governor’s Cup Region 7 championship, academic team head coach Mr. Mark Amick reported, “Saturday (Feb. 13) was a big day for the Shamrock academic team. The Rocks have now won Region two out of the last three years and placed second last year! Until 2019, Trinity hadn’t won Region as an academic team since 1997. Region 7 includes St. Xavier, Kentucky Country Day, Sacred Heart Academy, Eastern, Ballard, Collegiate, Male, and Atherton, among many others.”

Assisted by Mr. Jason Rand and Mr. Blake Napper, Amick said, “We bested all other teams on the strength of our subject testing. Both quick recall and FPS (both teams finished fourth) expect to be back and better next year.” Mr. Tim Jones coached the young Future Problem Solving team of three sophomores and a junior.

Amick stated, “I’m especially excited about the number of underclassmen who placed. The future is bright.”

Jones emphasized that “this year’s young Future Problem Solving squad was one of my most enjoyable teams to coach. Our FPS program has now reached Region in three of the last four years, only the second time in history that Trinity’s FPS program has achieved that – and the first since 2005-2008.”

Placing for Trinity individually were the following:

  • John Vanetti – 1st place in English Composition
  • Dylan Fox – 1st place in Arts & Humanities (currently top 10 in State score and first Region champ in  A & H since Patrick Gallagher in 1998)
  • Krish Gupta – 2nd place in Arts & Humanities
  • Paul Springer – 2nd place in Math (first Trinity student to place in Math since Chris Link in 2008)
  • Ryan Groza – 3rd place in Science
  • Ethan Brunton – 4th place in Science
  • Riley Moremen – 5th place in Science