St Mary’s Girls Senior High School pulled a surprise at the Ultimate high school quiz when the school leapt from the bottom of the third round to emerge winners by the end of the fifth round
The school beat Opoku ware senior high school which came second in the competition with 59.5 points.
Kumasi girls Senior High School which was in the lead came third with 59 points closely behind Opoku Ware with just a 0.5 point difference.
ST Hubert seminary senior high school which was the loudest in the University College of Education hall; rocked the bottom with 53.5 points.
The girls from St Mary’s senior high school were elated though they were deemed the underdogs from a lesser-known school in Konongo; they were able to pull through damming the odds.
“We are very excited to win. We had confidence in ourselves and this should greatly lift the name of our school,” a contestant told Ultimate News.
Patron for the school, Mr Augustine Armah disclosed that their game plan was to keep hope alive; as long as the best in any round didn’t lead them with no more than 15 points.
He told reporter Ivan Heathcote – Fumador, “when we were trailing, our only hope was the fact that no school should beat us up to 15 points before round four and once we were trailing by just 6 points, there was still hope for us.”
Another teacher Sir Amoako Bonti asked that the story of St Mary’s Girls winning the trophy, be made a source of inspiration for the down trodden.
He said, “Looking at where we are coming from, it’s a story that tells that despite where you are coming from you can still make it. We are coming from an underserved school faced with several challenges but looking at the splendid performance they put up, it is an indication that where ever you are should never dictate your success in life.”
Meanwhile Opoku Ware which was looking forward to snatching a trophy to console themselves after losing out on the National Science and Maths Quiz, were disappointed they were unable to make a good showing yet again.
“It’s natural for us to feel dampened and down but what else can we do. There was a lot of expectation on us and here is the case we lost again,” a morose Michael Eyiram Alormatu recounted.
In the end the female schools broke the testicular fortitudes of the two male schools in the contest.
The drama of the day when the St Mary’s ladies pulled out a magic wand they had suppressed throughout the contest till the last minutes, will be a memorable spectacle that will stick to the history of the finals of the 2019-2020 Ultimate High School Quiz.
The 2020 – 2021 contests which begins with over a hundred and twenty schools in November continues to etch its name as the most exciting and widely patronized arts biased quiz that takes students beyond the core of their text books to examine their holistic knowledge about their environment, country and the world stage.
The initiative which is the brainchild of the Ashanti Region Student Representative Council promises to be more exciting with the full backing of Ultimate 106.9 fm, GHOne TV and its entire sister stations under the E.I.B. Network.
How To Surprise Your GirlfriendOn 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.
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.
You could take her out for a fancy dinner or buy her a gift, but those are all things that have been done in the past by other people and they might not be as special to her as they once were. Instead, why not spend more time together?
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!
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.
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.
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.