Brookside Montessori Middle School of Danville was the smallest school in the Governor's Cup statewide competition for middle schools over the weekend but came away with some of the biggest prizes.
Brookside, which has fewer than 20 students, was the highest-ranked local school when final standings were calculated following the state Governor's Cub middle school competition Saturday and Sunday at the Galt House in Lousville.
Brookside was ranked fifth in the overall standings after amassing a total of 23 points. Other local schools and their rankings and point totals were: Bate Middle School of Danville, 11th with 15 points; Boyle County Middle School, 22nd with seven points; and Garrard Middle School in Lancaster and King Middle School in Harrodsburg, tied with several others schools for 43rd with no points.
Brookside not only was the highest ranked local school in the state competition, but it also received a higher ranking and more points than any other middle school in Region 11, which includes schools in Nelson and Washington counties as well as Boyle, Garrard and Mercer counties.