Schools go head to head in Science

2015-06-10 06:00

THE Kathu High School played host to the Northern Cape Minquiz competition. Minquiz is a national Science competition for gr. 12 learners and has been running since 1988.

Fifteen schools from across the Northern Cape travelled to Kathu to compete, these included the Bankhara High School, Carlton van Heerden High School, Diamantveld High School, Duineveld High School, Dr. E.P Lekhela, Emmang Mmogo High School, Galaletsang High School, Kakamas High School, Kathu High School, Kimberley Boys’ High, Kimberley Girls’ High, Kimberley Technical High School, Saul Damon High School, St Patrick CBC and the Vuyolwethu High School.

The competition was divided into two categories; the gold and platinum schools. Questions were in the areas of the sciences, maths, minerals and metallurgy and general knowledge.

The semi-finals are held in all nine provinces and the final will be held in July in Johannesburg.

Shannon Thompson of Kimberley Girls’ High was the individual winner in the platinum Minquiz category.

Marlene Beukes of Duineveld and Phumelele Mkhize of the Kimberley Technical High School shared the second place.

Bonolo Gaegane of the Vuyolwethu High School won the individual gold category and William Titus of the Saul Damon High School won second place.

The top four winners from both the gold and platinum categories will compete on a provincial level.

The school winners in the Gold Minquiz category are: the Vuyolwethu High School (1), Saul Damon High School (2) and the Galaletsang High School (3).

The school winners in the Platinum Minquiz category are: Kimberley Girls’ High (1), Diamantveld High School (2) and St Patrick CBC (3)

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