Wednesday, March 13

Middle School Students Compete in Black History Quiz Bowl Championship

McKinley Middle Magnet School's Sting Like A Bee Team placed first in the SU Land-Grant Campus' Middle School Black History Quiz Bowl on February 25, 2019.

Baton Rouge, La. – Teams of eager middle school students competed in the Southern University Land-Grant Campus’s Middle School Black History Quiz Bowl Championship on February 25 in T.T. Allain Hall’s 3rd Floor Auditorium.

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 several schools throughout the parish. The first and second place teams from each school were invited to participant in the championship competition at Southern University.
Dr. Bandele served as the event’s moderator and NBC Local 33 Anchor Deon Guillory also served as a guest moderator for a round of the competition.

Awards were presented to the winners by SU Ag Center’s Research Associate, Erica Williams Mitchell.

McKinley Middle Magnet’s Sting Like A Bee Team took home 1st place; followed by Westdale Middle School’s Soul Train Team in 2nd place and Scotlandville Middle Pre-Engineering Academy’s Black Kulture Kids Team 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.

Photos from the competition can be viewed here.


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