Wednesday, February 25

Team Think Smart Wins first Place in 21st Annual Quiz Bowl Contest

1st place winning team - Think Smart
Kahlila Bandele delivers "Ballad of the Land Lord" 
Quiz Bowl judging team
Baton Rouge, La. - The SU Ag Center and the Division of Agricultural, Family and Consumer Sciences held the 21st Annual Black History Quiz Bowl on Wednesday, February 25. 

The competition brought together top minds on the Southern University campus and this year, the team “Think Smart” won first place. The second place went to the “Bad Company” team; “Nefertiti’s Daughters” took home 3rd place while the “Urban Foresters” placed 4th. The top four teams took home plaques and each contestant had a choice of a book from the Bowl collection.

Each team consisted of four players, one of whom served as captain.  Bowl topics included a wide variety of questions from academia to sports, books, current and past events and much more.  In previous years, teams have included high school and  college students in the Baton Rouge area and as far as New Orleans under the leadership of Owusu Bandele, Professor Emeritus in Horticulture.

“It’s all about preparation, an important part of student development in terms of understanding, appreciating, and being inspired by our history throughout the world,” said Dr. Bandele.

The highlight of this competition was a rendition of Langston Hughes’ “Ballad of the Land Lord” by ten-year old Kahlila Bandele.

Dr. Owusu Bandele can be reached at 225- 284- 0063 or


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