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NSMQ 2020: Koforidua Sec. Tech., St. Rose’s SHS, others qualify to One-eighth Stage

Koforidua Sec. Tech, Aburi Presby SHTS, and St. Rose’s SHS are among six schools that have qualified to the One-eighth Stage from the Eastern Region Prelims.  The other schools that qualified were Ofori Panin SHS, Nkwatia Presby SHS, and Osino Presby SHTS. These six schools – together with St. Peter’s SHS, Pope John SHS, and Oti Boateng SHS (seeded schools) – will represent the Eastern Region at the One-eighth Stage of the competition in Accra.

Mrs. Gladys Schwinger was the Quizmistress for the Eastern Region Preliminary Stage contests

Here’s a summary of the Eastern Region Preliminary Stage:

Contest One – The first contest started with Asamankese SHS and Aburi Presby SHTS going neck-and-neck. In the second round, however, Aburi Presby SHTS took charge and answered most of the Speed Race questions correctly. Hence, the second round ended with Aburi Presby SHTS in a comfortable lead with a 16-point margin.

The third round did not go well for any of the schools; Aburi Presby SHTS managed to earn three points, while Asamankese SHS and Adukrom SHTS each scored zero. In the fourth round, Aburi Presby SHTS further widened the gap by answering all their True/False statements correctly. Even though the other two schools also performed well in the fourth round, they were too far behind to catch up with Aburi Presby SHTS.

The contest ended with Aburi Presby SHTS winning.  Asamankese SHS and Adukrom SHTS lost the contest with 19 and 13 points respectively. With 47 points, Aburi Presby SHTS won the AirtelTigo Highest Scorer of the Day award for Day 1.

With 47 points, Aburi Presby SHTS won the AirtelTigo Highest Scorer of the Day award for Day 1.

Contest Two – Ofori Panin SHS won their contest by a hair’s breadth; one point. The second contest started with Ofori Panin SHS in full control of the game, however, they lost steam in the second round. They picked a majority of the Speed Race questions but answered most of them wrongly, which caused them to lose a lot of points.

  In the final round, Abetifi Presby SHS, who had been lagging behind in the previous rounds, gained some momentum in the last two rounds which nearly sent Ofori Panin SHS back home.

The contest ended with Ofori Panin SHS in first place with 32 points. Abetifi Presby SHTS and Abuakwa State College lost the contest with 31 and 16 points respectively. With 31 points, Abetifi Presby SHTS had the opportunity to participate in the last contest as one of the two top runners-up, however, they declined the offer.

Contest Three – The third contest was not much of a competition for Nkwatia Presby SHTS, who won the contest with 31 points. The only time their contenders gave them a scare was in the final round, where Adonten SHS answered three out of four riddles correctly to bridge the gap.

Adonten SHS placed second with 28 points and got the opportunity to participate in the last contest as one of the two top-runners up. St. Martin’s SHS, could not keep up with the pace and ended in the third position with 15 points. Apart from winning the contest, Nkwatia Presby SHTS also won the GOIL Riddle Bonanza award, worth GH¢800.00, for answering three out of four riddles correctly.

Contest Four – Koforidua Sec. Tech was near-flawless in the fourth contest of the Eastern Region Prelims. They opened the game with a stellar performance which saw them winning the contest with 56 points; the highest score in the region. They walked away smiling with three goodies – a win, AirtelTigo Highest Scorer of the Day award, worth GH¢1000.00 and Prudential Life NSMQ Star award, worth GH¢2000.00, for scoring 10 points in the Problem of the Day.

Koforidua Sec. Tech was near-flawless in the fourth contest of the Eastern Region Prelims.

Contest Five – Osino Presby SHTS started the fifth contest with an unmatched pace that saw them ending the first round with 23 points. However, their pace waned as the contest progressed. Nonetheless, even with the decline in their performance, their contenders – Oyoko Methodist SHS and Akwamuman SHS – could still not keep up. Osino Presby SHTS won the contest with 37 points, while Oyoko Methodist SHS and Akwamuman SHS lost with 26 and 21 points respectively. Akwamuman SHS, with 26 points, joined the last contest as one of the two top runners-up.

Contest Six – The last contest was unquestionably the most keenly contested in the region. Presented with another chance to make it to the One-eighth Stage, Akwamuman SHS and Adonten SHS, who joined the last contest as top runners-up, fought tirelessly till the end. Unfortunately for them, St. Rose’s SHS was a tad too much for them to handle. The girls were clearly hungry for a win, and they made all efforts to emerge victoriously.

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They answered three out of four riddles correctly – the first on the third clue, the second on the second clue, and the third on the first clue – to win the contest and end their four-year drought at the National Championship. Interestingly, St. Rose’s SHS lost their contest at the Regional Qualifiers, however, they got the chance to participate in the Preliminary Stage of the competition following Aburi Girls’ SHS’s withdrawal from the competition.

How To Surprise🎁 Your Girlfriend👩‍👧On Her Birthday🎂

If you want to make your girlfriend feel special on her birthday, there are a lot of things that you can do. You don't have to spend a lot of money in order to make her feel loved and appreciated.

In fact, some of the best gifts are ones that come from the heart rather than being expensive or elaborate. Try one of these ideas for making your girlfriend feel special on her birthday:

Do something she has wanted to do for a long time.

Surprise your girlfriend on her birthday by doing something she has wanted to do for a long time.

Here are some ideas:

  • Go for a morning jog with her at the park.
  • Volunteer at the animal shelter together, cleaning cages and feeding dogs or cats. If you have kids, you could also bring them along when they're old enough to help out as well! This will be a great bonding experience for everyone involved!
  • Take her on an adventure in nature like hiking up a mountain or exploring caves nearby (if there are any). It's important that you plan ahead so she doesn't get hurt while trying these activities though! Also, make sure they aren't too strenuous since women tend to not have as much energy as men do even if they look good doing it too 😉

Go somewhere she has always wanted to go.

As a rule of thumb, we suggest that you take your girlfriend somewhere she has always wanted to go, but never had the time. This can be anything from a trip to the beach or concert to an amusement park or weekend getaway at a fancy hotel. The point is for you both to enjoy yourselves and have fun together!

If you want to do something really special for your lady love on her next birthday, book tickets for her favourite band taking over the town in two weeks—but don't tell her about it yet! This will keep her on her toes during their concert date and make her feel loved after all this effort from you!

Take her on an unconventional date.

A unique date can be the perfect way to surprise your girlfriend on her birthday. When you take a girl out for the first time, you have to impress her and show her that you are not just any guy.

If she's never been to the place where you're taking her for dinner or drinks, then it'll definitely leave an impression on your woman.

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You don't have to go overboard with this one; just try something new and exciting! Even if what you choose is not extravagant or expensive, she will appreciate that special effort was made in order for her enjoyment - even more so when she realizes that all other guys wouldn't bother doing such things for their girlfriends' birthdays (or at all).

Get her a thoughtful gift.

When you're looking for the perfect birthday gift for your girlfriend, it's important to keep in mind that she will actually use and appreciate what you get her. A thoughtful gift is one that is special to you, but also something she will appreciate. You can take this a step further by making the gift yourself—this shows that you put a lot of thought into it!

A few ideas:

  • Paint her favourite picture of herself on canvas (or another medium) using watercolours or acrylics
  • Make a scrapbook filled with photos of your favourite memories together and write captions as captions were written back when people still wrote on paper instead of computers (which means they're handwritten)

Spend more time with her than you usually do.

As the saying goes, actions speak louder than words. This is especially true when it comes to your girlfriend of four years who has been feeling neglected lately and has been complaining that she wants more time with you.

Spend more time with her than you usually do. Make sure that each day you spend some quality one-on-one time with her before bedtime so that she knows how much she means to you—and how much fun she can be!

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important for couples to make time for each other even when life gets busy; this can help keep the spark alive in any relationship!

Do something out of the ordinary for the two of you.

  • Do something out of the ordinary for the two of you.
  • Go for a walk in the park, go for a hike, or get a babysitter and go to a movie.
  • Take your girlfriend to an art gallery or museum and look at all the paintings together.
  • Go to an amusement park that she's never been to before (but don't forget her birthday present).
  • Go see a comedian perform live with your girlfriend so that he can make jokes about how old you both are!

Bring her flowers or a small gift when she least expects it.

Flowers are a classic gift that any woman would love to receive on her birthday. The most important thing to know is what kind of flowers she likes best, so do some research and make sure you know your girl's favourite flower before you go out and buy it.

If you're not sure, ask her friends or family members what they think she would like.

Another thing you can do with flowers is getting creative with the presentation. You could wrap them up in cellophane and place them in a small box filled with tissue paper or put them in a vase and bring that to her house.

This can be done by asking the florist for help if you aren't sure how to arrange them yourself!

Don't forget to include a card or note explaining why they're special: "Happy Birthday" or some form of gratitude might be enough depending on how well you know each other at this point (if not yet).

Give her a private dance party.

If you want to surprise your girlfriend on her birthday, then the best way is to invite her over for a private dance party.

You could play some of her favourite songs, or even make up a song that describes how much she means to you. You can even put on some fancy clothes and dance with her. The most important thing is to make it special because after all, this is the woman who has been by your side since the beginning.

If she doesn't like dancing and prefers to sit back and watch others do their thing, then just make sure that she feels comfortable watching from afar before joining the fun!

Bring back an inside joke or happy memory from your relationship.

One of the best ways to surprise her is by bringing back an inside joke or happy memory from your relationship.

The best way to bring back a happy memory is by showing her something that reminds you both of that memory, like photos or videos. You can also share stories about how funny it was, and how much fun you had together.

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For example, if she always laughs when you say “I love dinosaurs” in a really annoying voice, then saying “I love dinosaurs” in your most annoying voice would be a great way to surprise her on her birthday!

You can make your girlfriend feel special without spending too much money

You can make your girlfriend feel special without spending too much money.

Spending time with her and doing something she has always wanted to do is one of the best ways to surprise your girlfriend on her birthday. You can also surprise her by buying her a thoughtful gift.

To make this gift special, you can add a personal touch that not everyone else will have thought of. For example, if your girlfriend likes chocolate then you could buy her some chocolates but add a personal message inside each box so that only they know what it says.

Conclusion

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to show how much you care about your girlfriend. If you want to do something special for her birthday, just think about what she likes and try to make it happen.

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