|Episcopal High School's Umoja Team took home first place during the SU Land-Grant Campus' High School Black History Quiz Bowl Championship Competition on February 27.|
Baton Rouge, La. – Six teams of high school students from McKinley Senior High, Scotlandville Magnet High, Southern University Lab, Episcopal and Indira Mira Institute competed in the Southern University Land-Grant Campus’s High School Black History Quiz Bowl Championship on Feb. 27, 2019. The competition was held in the 3rd Floor Auditorium of T.T. Allain Hall.
SU Ag Center’s Vice Chancellor for Extension, Dawn Mellion-Patin, Ph.D., provided the opening remarks for the event and SU Land-Grant Campus Professor Emeritus and Black History Quiz Bowl organizer, Owusu Bandele,Ph.D., served as the event’s moderator.
Awards were presented to the winners by SU Ag Center’s Research Associate, Erica Williams Mitchell.
Episcopal’s Umoja Team consisting of Justin Thompson, Madison Bell, Zykia Howard and Sean Moraes, took home 1st place; followed by Scotlandville’s Period T Team consisting of Bryce Hudson, Cadarius Moore, Trimell Carey, Neiyo Sumo and Johnny Williams in 2nd place and Indira Mira Institute’s Team BR.U.H.S. consisting of Jesscia Fisher, Naimah Frazier, Calista Joseph, Cyntrell Smith and Robert Joseph 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.