|Capitol High Academy Shines at the Black History|
Quiz Bowl: L toR Hanifah Muhammad, Darius Williams, Owusu Bandele, Moderator,
Sherrell Briggs, and John Brumfield. – Photo by Lisa Gray
Baton Rouge (LA) Competition was keen as twelve teams competed for top honors at the 17th Annual Black History Quiz Bowl hosted by the Southern University Ag Center on Thursday, February 25. The questions covered a variety of topics including politics, civil rights, culture, sports, and the arts. Five high school teams and seven teams from the College of Agricultural, Family, and Consumer Sciences competed against each other.
In the end, the young scholars from Capitol High Academy took first place, followed by a second place finish by the Southern University Timbuktu Academy. The Animal Scientists Blue Team from the Southern University College of Agricultural, Family, and Consumer Sciences finished third. “It’s all about preparation,” expressed Dr. Owusu Bandele, a retired Southern University Ag Center Professor Emeritus, who initiated the annual quiz bowl seventeen years ago and moderates the
sessions. “The high school teams signed up early and, consequently received the study guides earlier. They took the event seriously. It was truly inspirational to see these young people perform so well,” added Bandele. The Capitol High Academy team included John Brumfield, Sherrell Briggs, Darius Williams, and Hanifah Muhammad. Timbuktu Academy team members included Ikechi Akujobi, Justin Brumfield, Kristopher Dandridge, and Cyla Queen. The Animal Scientists team consisted of Isaiah Nelson, Bryan Smith, Patience Muse, and Bryan Goins. All participants received books by or about African Americans as gifts.