Grenada Broadcasting Network

26th September 2022

  

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Grenada Brain Bee Challenge will be celebrating a decade on Sunday march 10th.

As part of the celebrations to mark this milestone, a week of activities will be held to recognize brain awareness week, from March 11th to the 17th.

Grenada National Brain Bee challenge started in 2009 and to date has had a success rate of 85% of the students participating, pursing neurological or brain related careers.

National Co-ordinator of the Grenada National Brain Bee, Gail Blackette, said officials from a number of countries have commended Grenada’s structure of the brain bee challenge, saying the students are better equipped to take on international competitors.

Boasting of participants over the 10 year period, Blackette says most have gone onto universities and into medicine and some have even become neurosurgeons.

This year’s challenge has already gone through the zonal competition and the final is scheduled for Saturday March 16th at Bourne Hall, St. George’s University in True Blue.

The finalists are Wesley College, J.W. Fletcher Secondary School, Hillsborough Secondary, West Moreland Secondary, Presentation Brothers College, Grenada Boys Secondary School and Westerhall Secondary School.

The week of activities to mark the 10 year anniversary begins on Sunday with a church service, followed by school visits, radio and television talks and a public lecture, together with a movie during the week ahead.

In September the winner of the National Brain Bee Challenge will journey to Korea to participate in the international challenge.

Grenada’s highest placing contestant on the international level is Giovanni DeGannes, who fell one place shy of the overall title in 2018 in Germany.

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