St. Joseph’s Convent and Westmorland Secondary went head to head at St. George’s University’s Charter Hall on Saturday, April 9th in the 2011 St. George’s University Knowledge Bowl Championship. In their debut at the finals, Westmoreland Secondary emerged victorious after scoring 65 points over St. Joseph’s Convent’s 48 points – an all-time high score for the tournament.
The SGU Knowledge Bowl, held annually in the spring on the St. George’s University True blue Campus, was developed by St. George’s and Community Channel 6 (CC6) in association with the Ministry of Education to encourage and facilitate academic exchange between secondary schools. Schools are invited to send teams to compete against each other as they test their knowledge of science, information technology, and the arts and humanities, as well as their understanding of geography, Spanish language, bible studies, Caribbean culture, sports, and current affairs.
“Our continued sponsorship of this event is important to the university community and we are proud of the commitment of the teams, coaches and schools to this event,” remarked University Chancellor Charles R. Modica. “The record breaking high scores attained at this year’s final match are to be commended.”
As Knowledge Bowl Champions for 2011, Westmoreland Secondary was awarded $10,000 EC for their school from St. George’s University along with the Knowledge Bowl Trophy. Additionally, the team members–Sean Harford, Aziz Batihk, Pavan Sean Mahbubani, Chinwe Oluonye, and Edward Fakhre, each received a $500 EC saving account from the Grenada Co-operative Bank; a laptop computer system compliments of NEWIM Life and General Assurance Co.; and three months of free broadband internet service from FLOW. Second place St. Joseph’s Convent received $5,000 EC from St. George’s along with a saving account for each team member in the amount of $500 EC.
While St. George’s University and Flow are the primary sponsors of the event, the corporate support of the Grenada Co-operative Bank and NEWIM Insurance has been integral to the success of this event. Additional support provided by Glenelg, La Sagesse Nature Centre, Petite Anse Hotel, Duty Free Caribbean Holdings, Ribena, Colombian Emeralds International, La Source Resort and Spa, Kool System, Digicel, and Grenada Postal Corporation has provided further support for the event and stand as testimony to their commitment to community development.
The entire season of the SGU Knowledge Bowl will be re-broadcast every Tuesday and Thursday on Community Channel 6 in Grenada.