The racehorses arent the only ones facing challenges, as students prepare for the Kentucky Derby Festival Academic Challenge.

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The Festival is back after a five year hiatus, teaming up with Jefferson County Public Schools and Sullivan University, hosting a Derby Festival Academic Challenge.

The event features teams from different middle schools, answering questions on various topics. It is a quick recall event requiring fast thinking from the students.

“The Academic Challenge event is a great way to showcase the academic achievements of not only our local students, but also our public schools,” said Mike Berry, Kentucky Derby Festival President & CEO. “We’re excited to have it on our schedule in 2015.”

Several Jefferson County schools have incorporated the Kentucky Derby into their curriculum. Various activities in classrooms include making art that has a horse race theme, designing rain hats for the race, and a hobbyhorse race.

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