Monday evening saw three of our Year 10 students attend the Junior North Rockhampton Rotary Quiz Challenge. This event is held each year to challenge young minds and test local youth on general knowledge and current world events. Clare Hills, Charlotte Crawford and Ally Williams attended to represent our school in the junior category. Their competition included schools from across Central Queensland including St Brendan’s College, The Cathedral College, Rockhampton Grammar School, Rockhampton State High, Emmaus College, Glenmore State High School, and Heights College.
Some questions the students were asked on the night included:
- What is the last letter of the Greek alphabet?
- On what river does Hobart sit?
- What type of animal is a ladybug?
- What is the First Nations' word for a body of water?
The girls enjoyed attending this quiz despite narrowly going down in the preliminary round against Rockhampton Grammar School, who were the night’s eventual victors. The junior girls said it was an enjoyable evening and a great experience to test their knowledge and meet students from other schools.
The following evening, three of our Year 11 students, Bethany Dey, Harriet Farrell and Jessica Chapman attended the annual Senior North Rockhampton Rotary Quiz Challenge. Similar to the junior competition, our senior girls were faced with some more challenging general knowledge questions focusing upon the arts, sciences, languages, history and geography.
Our senior girls competed against the same schools as the junior competition, and through efficient and effective teamwork, swiftly and correctly answered questions in the team, individual and beat the buzzer rounds. In the preliminary round our senior girls defeated St Brendan’s College before overcoming Emmaus college in the semi-finals to go into the grand final against Rockhampton Grammar School. In a tense beat the buzzer round, both teams were even the whole way through until the final question, when we finished a close second to Rockhampton Grammar School.
We would all like to thank the North Rockhampton Rotary Club for hosting this event and inviting us to compete, and Ms Veronica Miller-Waugh who coordinated teams and supported us on both nights of the quiz. We are all keen to take part again next year and knock out our competition!