1st place - SUNO Team with coaches and event organizer. L-r: Samuel Okpechi, Nathan Albert, Coach Amelia B. Sellers, Dr. Owusu Bandele, Joshua Leavell, Nathaniel Albert, Chante Galman, and Asst. Coach Shrylin Davis.
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 said he 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.
Plaques were awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winning teams, and all participants received a book by or about some aspect of the Black experience.
Dr. Owusu Bandele can be reached at 225- 284- 0063 or email@example.com