March 21, 2019. Louisville, KY. – Class Act Federal Credit Union and the Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation will host dozens of talented kids at the Academic Challenge this weekend. The quick-recall tournament is set for this Saturday, March 23, at Spalding University in the Mansion Building. The tournament is coordinated by Jefferson County Public Schools is scheduled for 8 AM to 3 PM.

“More than just a competition, the Academic Challenge is a great way to showcase the academic achievements of both our local students, and the public schools,” said Jeff English, President of the KDF Foundation.

The Academic Challenge is an opportunity for elementary students from all over the county to test their acumen by answering questions pertaining to math, science, social studies, language arts and humanities. This year’s competition will feature 12 teams from local elementary schools and 150 students.

COVERAGE NOTE: Registration for the event begins at 8:00 a.m. and Competition begins at 9 a.m. The Awards Ceremony will start at 1:45 p.m.

The top three schools will be awarded trophies, with first through third also receiving monetary awards. It’s free for spectators and is a Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation event. For more information contact Robert Brauner at (502) 485-3702.