Congratulations to Aravna Lucsama, Elishah Sidnord, Solomon Dormeus and their coach Ms. Anetra Musgrove, on winning the Turks and Caicos National Museum’s first annual History and Cultural Heritage Quiz.
The event final round was held on March 1st during Education Week at the Gustarvus Lightbourne Sports Complex. It was a very exciting final between Maranatha High School and Clement Howell High School, the two schools scoring the highest points in the preliminary round, which was also closely contested by the participating six secondary schools. All of the teams represented their schools very well and the great effort that was put into preparing for the quiz was evident and a great source of encouragement for all of the partners involved in the organizing of this quiz.
The Quiz was one of the events held by the museum to mark its twenty-fifth anniversary and was done in collaboration with the Department of Education. The prize for the winning team and their coach is a trip to Cap Haitien where they will visit the Citadelle which is a UNESCO protected world heritage site. The team and coach from Clement Howell High School are excitedly planning their trip.
We would like to thank our very dedicated quiz team for doing a wonderful job at both the preliminary and final round of the quiz; Apostle Claudette Basden for opening the events with prayer, Ms. Rachel Harvey for being a wonderful moderator, Ms. Ludwina Fulford, Mr. Edgar Howell, Mrs. Patricia Saxton for their inspirational and encouraging words as well as judging the events. We would also like to thank Mr. Alexander R. McLeod Environmental Officer in the Department Environment & Maritime Affairs; Mr. David Bowen-Education Officer responsible for Public and Private Secondary Schools, Mr. Gordon Burton – Accountant and President of the Kiwaniis Club for performing the unenviable tasks of judging the events.
Special thanks to Mr. Mark Garland, Deputy Director of Education and Mr. David Bowen, Education Officer responsible for all of the private and public secondary schools for the guidance, assistance and support given to Mrs. Candianne Williams of the National Museum throughout the process of taking the idea of the quiz to a successful reality. We say thank you to our partners Ms. Amy Avenant – Environmental Outreach Coordinator, Dept. of Environmental & Maritime Affairs (DEMA), Ms. Angela Freites, Cultural Officer, Department of Culture and Mr. David Bowen, Director of Wellness, Culture and Entertainment, and Grace Bay Resorts supported by Grace Bay Resorts Community Foundation for working along with Mrs. Patricia Saxton and Mrs. Nikki Jennings of the National Museum to facilitate the workshop for teachers, provide study materials and contribute questions for the quiz.
Our sponsors; Fortis TCI, Caicu Naniki Tours and Marco Travel have been instrumental in making this event a success and to them we say a big thank you.