JV Challenge

The Junior Varsity Challenge is a competitive opportunity designed for Kentucky’s ninth and tenth grade students, who sometimes are “lost” between the middle grades (6-8) and high school (9-12) Governor’s Cup Competition. Teams compete in “sections” of up to 8 teams each.

2021 Events

  • Coaches Planning Meeting – Oct. 25
  • Composition – Oct. 28
  • Five Assessments – Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts and Arts/Humanities – Nov. 6
  • Quick Recall—double elimination bracket when there are fewer than 8 teams—modified pool play for 8-team sections – Nov. 6

Online Competitions

JV Composition and JV Assessments are conducted online.

Participation guidelines

  • Only ninth and tenth grade students may compete.
  • Each school may have only one team.
  • If a school district’s ninth and tenth graders are enrolled in separate schools, the teams may participate either together or separately.
  • Students taking part in this event may also compete in Governor’s Cup Competition.
  • Each student may take part in a maximum of three events.
  • Each team may enter a maximum of three students in the written events and in Composition.
  • Each school participating in Quick Recall MUST provide TWO Quick Recall officials.
  • Each school participating in Composition MUST provide a reader.

Practice Questions

JV Challenge Order Form

More information

  • Content based on the Kentucky Program of Studies for ninth and tenth grades
  • There is no required reading for the Language Arts exam
  • All coaches will receive a Coaches’ Guide via email

Participation Certificate

JV Certificate

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