Grenada Boys Secondary School (GBSS) Captures St. George’s University Knowledge Bowl Championship

knowledge bowl winners group photoThe Grenada Boys Secondary School (GBSS) reigns champion of the second annual Knowledge Bowl.  GBSS and Presentation Brothers’ College (PBC) met face to face on Saturday, March 31 in an intense battle for the top spot, in the SGU/Grenada Cablevision –CC6 inter-secondary school quiz competition.

At the end of round one, PBC led the score by two points and by the second round a close finish was evident.  GBSS took the lead in the second round, but with several challenges made by both teams, it was still anybody’s match.  In the end, GBSS defeated PBC with a final score of 28 to 22.

The eight week competition, which began with 18 schools, came down to an all-boys challenge.  The final 6 schools which entered the quarter finals were Anglican High School (AHS), Bishop’s College, Boca Secondary School, Grenada Boys Secondary School, Presentation Brothers’ College, and St. Joseph’s Convent St. George’s (SJC).  In the semi-finals AHS met GBSS and PBC encountered SJC in fiercely contested matches.

Speaking at the Prize-Giving Ceremony, Minister of Communications & Works, the Honourable Clarice Modeste-Curwen said she was impressed by the overwhelming enthusiasm and zeal of the students and the corporate partners who have made the Knowledge Bowl a success.  Minister Modeste-Curwen, the Head of the Government Monitoring Committee for the University praised the institution and Grenada Cablevision – Community Channel 6 for providing the opportunity for continued learning.

Cable & Wireless Grenada and the Grenada Cooperative Bank Ltd. again sponsored the broadcast knowledge bowl 2007and prizes for the quiz.  The Grenada Postal Corporation provided meals and snacks throughout the competition, while Del Prado from Huggins and Glenelg Spring Water were the official drinks.

The audience participation questions were a welcomed addition to this season’s competition, generating much interest and debate throughout Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique.The GBBS team members took home Certificates of Excellence, $500 Honey Bee starter accounts from Grenada Cooperative Bank, individual computers and 6 months free Internet service from Cable & Wireless, a Grand Prize of $10,000 for the school from St. George’s University and the Challenge Trophy.  The team’s two coaches each won a trip to Miami, New York or Jamaica compliments Grenada Cablevision Ltd.

PBC was awarded Certificates of Merit, $500 Honey Bee starter accounts and $5000 for the school from SGU.  Their coaches each won a two-night stay for two at La Sagesse Nature Centre from SGU, CC6 and La Sagesse Nature Centre.

The semi-finalists, AHS and SJC were presented with Certificates of Achievement, $250 dollar Honey Bee starter accounts and a computer system for each school, compliments SGU, CC6 and Kool Systems Ltd.  All other team members received Certificates of Participation and Honey Bee starter accounts.  Prizes were also presented to the audience participation winners who were present.

The second season of the SGU Knowledge Bowl was held against the backdrop of SGU’s 30th and Grenada Cablevision’s 15th anniversary year and the two corporate partners have hailed the Bowl as yet another symbol of their development and deepening responsibility to our youth and the wider society.

The entire season of the SGU Knowledge Bowl will be rebroadcast every Tuesday and Thursday on Community Channel 6 at 8:00 p.m.

Published on April 3, 2007