|2018 Middle School Black History Quiz Bowl Championship Competition participants and teachers.|
|Westdale's Wakanda Team won 1st place during the Championship Middle School Black History Quiz Bowl Competition.|
|McKinley Middle Magnet School's Imhotep Team won 2nd place.|
|Westdale Middle School's Freedom Riders Team won 3rd place.|
Baton Rouge, La. – Six teams of eager middle school students from McKinley Middle Magnet, Westdale Middle School and Scotlandville Middle Pre-Engineering Academy competed in the SU Land-Grant Campus’s Middle School Black History Quiz Bowl Championship Competition on Feb. 28.
Earlier in the month, SU Land-Grant Campus Professor Emeritus and Black History Quiz Bowl organizer, Owusu Bandele, Ph.D., conducted Black History Quiz Bowls at the three schools. The first and second place teams from each school were invited to participant in the championship competition at the SU Ag Center.
SU Land-Grant Campus Vice Chancellor for Extension, Dawn Mellion-Patin, Ph.D., provided the opening remarks for the event and Bandele served as the event’s moderator.
Awards were presented to the winners by SU Land-Grant Campus Research Associate Erica Williams Mitchell.
Westdale’s Wakanda Team, consisting of Kahlila Bandele; Elijah Doomes; Candi Semien; Lailah Collins and Khamerin Edmonds, took home 1st place; followed by McKinley’s Imhotep Team, consisting of Justin Thompson; Michael Shin; Sean Murphy and Victoria Williams in 2nd place and Westdale’s Freedom Riders Team, consisting of Micah Dunn; Caelen Broussard; Pamela Davis; Marshall Seymour and Phillip Antoine in 3rd place.
The competition covered a variety of topics including current events, politics, history, sports and entertainment.
Members of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams received medals and every participant received a book by or about some aspect of the Black experience.
The event ended with SU Land-Grant Campus Chancellor-Dean Bobby R. Phills, Ph.D., encouraging the young students to pursue a college education.
Photos from the competition can be viewed here.