April 30, 2016. Louisville, KY. – Several teams from Jefferson County Elementary Schools took part in the 2016 Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation Academic Challenge Presented By Sullivan University at Male High School on Saturday. After three rounds and a double elimination round, Greathouse Shryock Elementary School defeated runner-up, The Brown School. Brandeis Elementary came in third and Lowe Elementary received fourth place. Greathouse also won the competition in 2015.
All top four schools received trophies. Greathouse also received a $200 contribution to their school from the Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation and The Brown School received a $100 contribution for second place.
The Academic Challenge Presented by Sullivan University represents an 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. Jefferson County Public Schools produced this year’s quick-recall tournament.
The event is sponsored by Sullivan University and coordinated by Jefferson County Public Schools. It is a Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation event.