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2nd Placing for College Quiz Team

Post Date: 31 Aug 17       Category

The 34th annual Jimmy Carter Quiz competition, hosted by Manawatu Lions, took place in Palmerston North on Wednesday. Our team in the photo are (from left around the table) Jesse Dahya, Jasmin Beach, Madison Walsh, our Lions’ coordinator, Jotham Harris (Captain) and Oliver Bau.

Questions ranged from aspects of the America’s Cup, to the speed of thunder, the spelling of local Maori names, and definitions of rainfall. After the half-time interval Horowhenua College was in 1st place (we have never before been there!) but after a closely fought last hour we were pipped by 2 points by PNBHS. For this we won trophies, library books, Christmas cakes and a model of the Sky Tower.

The team was coached by Mr Smith, mentored by Mrs Corbett and supported on the night by Mr O’Brien. Next year our aim is clear: a win. Roll on 2018!