College wins Schools Quiz after tie-breaker

2014-09-02 00:00

MARITZBURG College has won the annual Varsity College Schools Quiz, 2014.

Held on Saturday, the morning was filled with excitement, anticipation and healthy competition.

The team in second place was King Edward High School with Russell High School in third place.

The three teams were tied with the same scores and the tie-breaker questions decided the winning team. All teams that entered were in high spirits.

Prizes included for the first place were R35 000 Varsity College bursary, R400 cash from SAAIA and R4 000 in mall vouchers. Second place included a R25 000 Varsity College bursary, R240 in cash from SAAIA and R2 000 in mall vouchers. Third place won a R15 000 Varsity College bursary, R160 in cash from SAAIA and R1 000 in mall vouchers.

Kevin Johnson, national stakeholder manager for Varsity College, said: “The School Quiz aims to draw students to be in touch with the world within which they interact. However, the School Quiz would not be possible if were not for the continued and valued support of the participating schools and sponsors. Our appreciation and thanks go out to each of you and we at Varsity College look forward to continuing the School Quiz journey with you.”

Twenty-one local high schools and 35 teams took part in the event hosted at St Charles College. Competing schools sent their representative teams of four pupils to try their skills and test their knowledge in the categories of general knowledge, sport, politics & business, popular culture, arts/history/literature and environmental/geography. — Supplied.

• The Witness apologises for the incorrect names published in the caption for a picture about the winners in yesterday’s newspaper.

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