Three peat: KPS  takes KCCU annual primary school quiz
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December 6, 2013
Three peat: KPS takes KCCU annual primary school quiz

Grade six pupils Té Browne and Elrias Williams Junior made history for their school at the Methodist Church Hall in Kingstown on Saturday, with their win in the finals of the Kingstown Cooperative Credit Union’s annual primary school quiz.{{more}}

The boys, pupils of the Kingstown Preparatory School, made it possible for the school to retain the Thomas Saunders Challenge trophy, the school having won the competition for the third consecutive time.

Browne and Williams accumulated 23 points to take the title, outscoring the Evesham Methodist School, represented by Tiwany Joan and Xaverne Black into second place, while the Barrouallie Government, represented by Jaydel King and Gerard Joseph placed third.

The other schools in the finals were the Fitz Hughes Government school, represented by Noel Pierre and Zoneilya Cato, the Belair Government School represented by Ranique Peters and Nalice Franklyn, while Darlia Clarke and Ariea Dasilva represented the Colonarie Government School.

The boys from Kingstown Preparatory dominated the three rounds of competition in which the students were expected to answer multiple choice questions, closed-end questions and a buzzer round, where the first to buzz in and answer correctly won the points.

The students were quizzed in general knowledge, sports, current affairs, local and regional history and credit union affairs.

Apart from winning the coveted trophy, Browne and Williams were the recipients of cash prizes and individual trophies. The school was also awarded a prize of their choice valued up to $2,000.

In 2011, Jordan Hamlett and Jonathan Gieowarsingh put the school on the path to retaining the Thomas Saunders trophy, with Nneka Mcmillan and Gian-Paul Baker making the school back-to-back champions in 2012.

The three-peat was sealed with the win by Browne and Williams this year.(JJ)