Bate Middle School is the Governor's Cup district champion for the fifth consecutive year.
Bate competed against Brookside Montessori Middle School, Boyle County Middle School, Garrard Middle School and Lincoln County Middle School Jan. 31.
Bate won the first-place school trophy for total amassed points with a score of 44 points, Boyle finished second with 42, Lincoln had 13, and Montessori and Garrard each had 7. Bate's quick recall team won first place again, going undefeated for the day in the double elimination tournament.
Bate's future problem solving team won first again this year as well.
Both the future problem solving and quick recall teams, and several other Bate students that comprise the entire Governor's cup team, will advance to regional competition Feb. 19 and 21.