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Grammar School wins Heroes Gallery National Quiz trophy

Grammar School wins Heroes Gallery National Quiz trophy

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Celebrating its 100th year of existence, the St Vincent Grammar School (SVGS) seems intent on excelling at everything it puts its hands to. With an overall score of 74.5 points, the SVGS emerged as victors of the Students of Heroes Gallery National Quiz Championship, which was held at the Peace Memorial Hall on Friday, October 10th.{{more}}

Representing the school were Kyle James, Cornelius Neptune and Taj Lee. They will represent St. Vincent and the Grenadines at the regional semi-finals in Dominica, scheduled to take place on October 21st. The SVGS boys gave consistently correct answers in the 2-round quiz. They were quizzed in the categories of: Caribbean Heritage Sites, Caribbean Integration and Economic Affairs, Caribbean Sports, Caribbean History, Caribbean Literature and Music, Caribbean Educational Institutions and Scholars, National Emblems and the Life of the biblical character Joseph.

The winners, who appeared elated at their triumph, will receive the Prime Minister’s Trophy and awards from Digicel, one of the competition’s major sponsors.

The four other participating schools were Mountain View Adventist Academy, in 2nd position, Barrouallie Secondary, 3rd, Bequia Community High School, 4th, and the St. Clair Dacon Secondary, 5th.

Cecil Charles, Education Officer/Media in the Ministry of Education, congratulated all the participating schools on having made it to the National Championship. “You have done well!” Charles related that he hopes those who didn’t make it were not discouraged, and was confident that they had learnt something from their participation. He expressed the feeling that the Championship winners could succeed at the regional semi-finals and progress to the regional finals in Barbados, a sentiment echoed by Kenyatta Lewis, Chairperson of the National Organising Committee.

The panel of judges included Kenyatta Lewis, Sylvia Stoddard, Frances Clarke and Patsy Wyllie. (JSV)