Academic Challenge

Saturday, March 23, 2019
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

The Kentucky Derby Festival and Jefferson County Public Schools are teaming up to produce this year’s Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation Academic Challenge. This quick-recall tournament for elementary students will be held from 8 AM – 3 PM on Saturday, March 23, at Spalding University.

The Academic Challenge represents a great opportunity for students from all over the county to test their acumen by answering questions pertaining to math, science, social studies, language arts and humanities. The competition will feature 28 teams from local elementary schools and a total of 300 students.

The top three schools will receive trophies, with first through third also receiving monetary awards. It’s free for spectators. For more information contact Doug Wilham at