Brickdam Secondary wins National Food Nutrition and Health Quiz Competition
(September 27, 2018) – The Brickdam Secondary School emerged the winner of the first ever National Food Nutrition and Health Quiz Competition that was organised by the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Unit of the Ministry of Education.
In the final round competition which concluded today at the Theatre Guild, Kingston were Brickdam Secondary and St. Joseph High School. The two schools scored 117 and 95 points respectively. Achieving third place was Port Kaituma Secondary School.
The winning team whose members were Johnne Bascom, Tamera Jones and Shereice Melville won a trip to Jamaica compliments of Fly Jamaica, the winning trophy and $11,000 to be used to enhance the schools Home Economics Department.
The members of the St. Joseph High Team were Angellika Juman, Teshana Pancha and Ryan Persaud. Representing Port Kaituma Secondary School were Kezia Albert, Shania Mitchell and Ayashia Waddle. The winner of the individual competition was Jermaine Austin of Anna Regina Secondary School.
The second place team received as their prize a trip to Baganara Resort compliments of Everygreen Tours, hampers from NAMILCO, the second place trophy and $11,000 to be used to enhance their Home Economics Department as well.
Meanwhile, members of the third place team received hampers from Beharry Group of Companies, their trophy and $11,000 to improve their Home Economics Department. The individual winner, Mr. Austin, received the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Prize and dinner for two compliments of Marriott Hotel.
Also supporting the event was the Food Policy Division of the Ministry of Public Health.