Leondre Joseph took the challenge five months ago and competed with 13 other students from different secondary schools around the island and now he has emerged as the Best Brain in Grenada from The Christian Services Grenada National Brain Bee Challenge 2016-2017.
The Christian Services Grenada National Brain Bee Challenge is a competition between secondary schools students from forms 3 to 5.
It is fashioned after the Spelling B Competition with 3 phases, 1- A preliminary stage, 2- A zonal stage and 3- The Finals. However, in this competition all the questions are about the Brain.
In preparation for the finals, the last 13 students got the opportunity to visit St. George’s University for the day where they were exposed to the human brain, and had lectures from different doctors who are either professors or tutors at the university.
The Finals was held on March 18 at the Bourne Hall, St. George’s University True Blue Campus with an Opening ceremony where the students were congratulated, motivated and encouraged to do their best and enjoy this experience to the fullest.
It was then onto Live Competition as finalists were vying for the Grand prize of a trip to Washington DC, USA from August 3-6 to represent Grenada in the International Brain Bee Competition as the only Caribbean country.
At the end of the Brain Bashing competition, Joseph emerged at the top.
He was awarded a Tablet, Neuroscience Books, Personal and School Trophies, Participant Certificates, Gift Bags from St. George’s Baptist Church, Stethoscope and the trip to Washington.
The second place winner, Fadia Fakhre from Westmorland Secondary also got a Tablet, Participant Certificates, Gift Bags from St. George’s Baptist Church and Stethoscope.
There was a tie for third place between Royce Walker and Garth Neptune of PBC.
The prizes given to them were a Tablet each, as well as Participant Certificates, Gift Bags from St. George’s Baptist Church and Stethoscope.