Whether people believe he's a genius, a boy wonder, or a science whiz, David Morris acts like it's no big deal to win second place in the state Governor's Cup Science competition.
He shrugs his shoulders and stares blankly when asked if he spends much time studying science.
"Not really," Morris said. "Science is fun."
Being good at something often makes it more fun. Morris competed with 117 other students who had all previously placed in the top three in regional competitions from across the state March 9-10 in Louisville. Morris placed second in the written science competition there.
He got 43 out of 50 questions correct.
"We're very, very proud," said Debbie Adkins, his science teacher and coach at Capital Day. "It's really a great thing to know he placed second."
Capital Day had 33 middle school students who were eligible to compete in the Governor's Cup competition, Adkins said. Out of that 33, eight students went on to the state level of the competition with Morris placing second in the state.
He did really well on the tie-breaker questions, Adkins said.
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