It was third time lucky for the Volta Giants, Mawuli School in The Sharks all-round junior and senior high academic competition as they outlasted fans’ favorite Saint Thomas Aquinas to make it to the finals of the innovative quiz show.
Saint Thomas Aquinas had shown great promise in the previous two contests edging out Saint Peters Senior High and trouncing Adisadel College at the one-sixteenth and quarterfinal stages respectively. Many thought it was a done deal as they faced the steady Mawuli side.
This was not to be, however, as Team Haviwo led throughout the four-round contest, establishing a convincing lead from the Right Corner Round (Social Literacy) to the R cubed round (Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic), the STEM round and finally the One-on-One round. Mawuli in their previous two attempts at the competition lost at the quarterfinals stage. Their perfect Arts and Science combination this year made sure they beat Pope John Senior High and Okuapemann School en route to the semifinals. The final scores were 95 to 42.5 points in favour of the “Haviwo” side.
The Sharks all-round competition focuses on core competencies – Literacy, Numeracy, STEM and Social Literacy and is endorsed by the Ministry of Education, supported by Family Health Medical School, Academic City College, Ashesi University, Webster University, Indomie, B5 Plus, Frytol, Fortune Rice, Louisianna State University, University of St. Thomas, Givers Care, Coco Pops and Mcberry biscuits.
By Ameyaw Kissi Debrah