Battle of brains as schools aim for history quiz championship
1995-5-9 <South China Morning Post>
After three months of preparation, Chong Gene Hang College organised its first Joint School History Quiz recently.
"Initially, our club wanted to organise various activities which could suit the different levels of our classmates, but after some careful consideration, we decided to organise the joint school quiz," said History Club chairman Frank Yau Ming-yin.
"We thought the joint school activity will give us a valuable opportunity to learn from each other and establish better ties with students from other schools," he said.
Ten schools participated and the quiz consisted of two rounds: heats held on three consecutive days and one day for the final.
After three days' "confrontations", four schools made it to the final - Marrymount Secondary School, Ying Wa Girls' School, Canossa College and Chong Gene Hang College.
The competition was tough with 100 questions asked.
Canossa College scored 585 points, 15 points more than the first runners-up.
Ying Wa Girl's School and Marymount Secondary School came second and third.
In the closing ceremony, Ming-yin congratulated Canossa College on their victory and expressed gratitude to the schools for their support and co-operation.
"Undoubtedly, we have to thank our princi8pal - Mr. Ho Kong-hin and our teacher adviser - Mr. Wong Wai-lun. Without their inspiration and support, the quiz could hardly have been held," Ming-yin said.
He added that he wished that friendship with other schools would grow and such activities would continue.
1. Canossa College, 2. Ying Wa Girls' School, 3. Marymount Secondary School, 4. Chong Gene Hang College