You might say, the Wayne County High School Academic Team has experienced a resurgence this semester with the Future Problem Solving Team winning at the district level, along with several individuals in the written assessment placing, as well as quick recall team advancing.
Rains, the son of Karen and David Rains, placed third in Social Studies amongst students from 16 teams at region. The sophomore is excited to be headed to state where the Kentucky Academic Association Conference will hold the final event at the Galt House in Louisville. He finished the test at region, answering 40 of the 50 questions correctly.
Rains began his academic team career in sixth grade and has established a record of going to state each year, except during last year’s competition. “That was a wakeup call for me, even though there always has been a lot of tough competition,” noted Rains.
He placed second at district level in Social Studies. He has always excelled in the Social Studies category with his two favorite school subjects being – history and technology.
The sophomore has a 4.0 grade point average and is a member of the BETA Club and participates in some of the Gifted and Talented projects. He has applied for Rogers Scholar and the Hoby Ambassador programs which will be held this summer.
He enjoys the Tech Design/IT Help Desk class at the high school. He kidded that he has become the green screen guru (a new feature in the classroom that provides students with advanced tech skills) in the classroom where they sell their 3D printing objects that they design and produce. He is also enrolled in AP Literature, while having already taken AP Environmental Science last year. He also is taking a marketing class and Honors Biochemistry class.
With the help of students like John David, you might say, the Wayne County High School Academic Team has experienced a resurgence this school year with the Future Problem Solving Team winning at the district level, quick recall team advancing, along with several individuals in the written assessment. The future looks bright for this team, which is coached by WCHS Teachers Jared Criswell and Dean Sumpter.
John David Rains