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Bondurant Places 7th in State Governor's Cup Finals!

Bondurant ended the season on a high note today at the State Governor's Cup Finals in Louisville. Bondurant finished 7th Overall in the State for the 2nd consecutive year, and also crowned its second State Champion in school history as Chinmay Tope took home 1st place in the state in science!

The Bondurant Quick Recall team picked up where it left off yesterday after winning their pool at state. In the first match this morning, the Braves knocked off the defending state champion Russell Independent in overtime 35-32, avenging last year's defeat in the same round.

After moving on to the Quarterfinals against 15 time overall state champion Johnson County, Bondurant found itself down 8-0 early. The team regrouped and tied Johnson 16-16 at the half. 

The second half saw BMS come back from a deficit of 5 points, and going into the last question of the match the Braves trailed by only a single point. Johnson scored on the final question of the match to win in a nailbiter 32-30.

After the match the Johnson coach raved about the poise and sportsmanship of our team. Our performance over the weekend earned us 5th place in the state in quick recall, the highest finish ever for the Bondurant quick recall team. It was an amazing performance that every team member should be proud of. Team members are:

Chinmay Tope (captain)

Sahil Shaik

Anish Penmecha

Daniel Ward

Abe Johnson

Nikhil Akula

Marcus Negron

Luke Werner

Baylee Albers

Canyon Thomas

Mason Wooldridge

Nihar Turlapati

In individual written assessments, BMS scored two top 10 finishes. Chinmay Tope captured the state championship in science with a score of 48 out of 50. In math, Nikhil Akula became the first ever BMS student to finish top 10 two years in a row with an 8th place finish. Congratulations to Chinmay and Nikhil!

Overall, all 6 BMS students who tested at state finished in the top 40 in their respective categories, a feat never accomplished at Bondurant. Those individual finishes are:

Nikhil Akula---8th in math, 24th in science

Anish Penmecha---13th in math, 37th in social studies

Chinmay Tope---1st in science, 12th in social studies

Sahil Shaik---20th in science, 16th in arts & humanities

Marcus Negron---21st in arts & humanities

Daniel Ward---33rd in language arts

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