The Winning Team (from left) Reshan Barrow , Destinee Taylor, Rayshon Chassang, Zhane Francis and Nia Belgrave.
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!
Sponsored by the Barbados Public Workers’ Credit Union Limited, St Michael School and Harrison College went into the finals at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre 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) 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 last two months, students were encouraged to stay abreast of affairs and issues impacting their community at a national, regional and international level.
“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 is an annual event open to all Secondary School 4th, 5th and 6th Form students.