SMS win BIBA’s National Secondary Schools Quiz Tournament!
Families, friends, fellow students and alumni witnessed history on Friday, December 2nd as The St Michael School copped first place at the Barbados International Business Association’s (BIBA) inaugural National Secondary Schools Quiz Tournament!
At the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, St Michael School and Harrison College went into the finals of the competition sponsored by the Barbados Public Workers’ Credit Union Limited neck and neck with 143 points and 141 points, respectively. Even up to the end of Round 3, Harrison College was leading by just 2 points over St Michael School.
It was the final round – the Speech Off, that secured St Michael School the prestigious title and prizes including five Apple iPads, five Thrift Club Accounts ($125 each) and $5,000 in equipment for their school, compliments BPWCCUL. The teacher of the winning team also received a prize of a staycation for two at Mango Bay Hotel.
Naturally, Harrison College placed second, while Deighton Griffith and the Lodge School placed third and fourth, respectively. The school, participants and teachers also received prizes including tablets, lunches and gift vouchers.
Chair of BIBA’s Marketing and Communications Committee and Director, Tara Frater, said that the main focus of the quiz was “to create an enjoyable atmosphere for learning and acquiring knowledge about the international business sector, and its value and significance to Barbados’ economy”.
Over the period of the competition, students were encouraged to stay abreast of affairs and issues at a national, regional and international level which could have an impact on their community.
“We are very happy to have the support of the Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, the Hon. Donville Inniss and the Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Senator Harcourt Husbands,” said Frater.
During the breaks, attendees were treated to performances by OAN Dance Company and Honey Jam’s talented singer, Chantal Griffith.
The BIBA Quiz Tournament will be an annual event open to all public and private Secondary Schools 4th, 5th and 6th form students. VIEW ALL PHOTOS FROM FINALS
- BIBA January 2017 Newsletter
- Nation Newspaper Saturday Sun – 31.12.16
- BIBA Quiz Thank You – Nation Newspaper
- See Thank You Ad here.
- Business Barbados
Thank you to our Sponsors:
THANK YOU ALSO TO: Bartlett Morgan – Lex Caribbean, Cadian Drummond – Harridyal Sodha & Associates, Cave Shepherd & Co., Ltd., CBC TV8, Chantal Griffith – Honey Jam Barbados, Dario Cummins – J&T Bank and Trust, Deidre Estwick – J&T Bank and Trust, Derrick Cummins – J&T Bank and Trust, Fairmont Royal Pavilion, Henderson Holmes – BIBA, Honey Jam Barbados, Jan Sealey – Toastmasters Club, Janelle Gill – Lex Caribbean, Judith Sarjeant – Barbados Public Workers’ Cooperative Credit Union, Latoya Miller – Lex Caribbean, Laurie Blackman – Central Bank of Barbados, Marlene Hall – Toastmasters Club, Marquita Sugrim – KPMG, Melanie Jones – Lex Caribbean, Mialisa Fenty – BIBA, Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ministry of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Nicole Brathwaite, OAN dance company, Sasha Dunnah – J&T Bank and Trust, Sheriece Harris – J&T Bank and Trust, Sherry-ann Batson – Toastmasters Club, Stacy Mottley – Barbados Public Workers’ Cooperative Credit Union, Tara Frater – Lex Caribbean
Interested in Becoming a Sponsor?
Please see the 2017 Secondary Schools Quiz Sponsorship Package!