If you are a fan of St Mary’s SHS and Ghanata SHS, the first preliminary contest of the National Science and Maths Quiz would have been very hard to watch.
The boys from St Thomas Aquinas really dominated the contest and clearly indicated that it was game on for them.
At the end of the contest, St. Thomas Aquinas SHS had 65 points, the closest challenge -if we can call it that- came from St. Mary’s SHS who had 30 points with Ghanata SHS walking away with 25 points.
St Thomas Aquinas SHS, the first to answer a question correctly in the contest, also recorded the highest score in the first round, and cemented their place in the One-eighth Stage in this year’s National Science & Maths Quiz.
In Round Three, none of the three schools won the Prudential Life NSMQ Star, sponsored by Prudential Life Insurance. St Thomas Aquinas SHS came close with six points. The team with the perfect score of 10 from solving the Problem of the Day would have won GH¢2000.00, i.e. GH¢500.00 to each of the three contestants and their teacher.
In Round Four, St Thomas Aquinas SHS made a substitution replacing Obed Darko with Nana Kwame Ofori. With a whopping 65 points at the end of Contest 1, St. Thomas Aquinas SHS also stands a chance of winning the AirtelTigo Highest Scorer of the Day award worth GH¢1000, the NSMQ reports.
All hope is not lost for St. Mary’s SHS as there is a possibility of them competing with St Margaret SHS and West Africa SHS in Contest 3 if they emerge as one of the 14 top runners-up in the Preliminary Stage.