Thursday, February 25

SUNO Team Takes First Place at SU Ag Center’s 22nd Annual Quiz Bowl

1st place - SUNO Team 

2nd place - MANRRS Aggies

3rd place - Urban Forestry Team

5th grade student from Brownfields Elementary, Kahlila Bandele recitesthe “Ballad of the Land Lord” while her grandfather beams with pride
Baton Rouge, La. - The Southern University Ag Center and Division of Agricultural, Family and Consumer Sciences successfully completed the 22nd Annual Black History Quiz Bowl on Thursday, February 25, 2016. 

This year, the team from Southern University in New Orleans (SUNO) came in first place. The Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) Aggies team took second place, and the Urban Forestry team finished in 3rd place.   The top teams took home plaques while each contestant had a choice of a book from the Black History collection.

Each team consisted of four players, one of whom served as captain.  Questions included a wide variety of topics from academia to sports, books, current and past events and much more.  The Bowl, under the leadership of Owusu Bandele, Professor Emeritus in Horticulture, is open to all SU campuses and even area high schools.   

Dr. Bandele appreciates the development offered students in preparing, organizing teams and being inspired by knowledge of our heritage.

For the second year in a row, the highlight of this year’s competition was a rendition of Langston Hughes’ “Ballad of the Land Lord” by 11-year old Kahlila Bandele, who attends Brownfields Elementary in Baton Rouge.

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


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