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St Luke’s win quiz contest for second time

2020 Battle of the Schools
Geoff Augutis from Queensland Computers with winning students Ruby-Rose Nguyen, Siddhanta Rai and Braiden Turnbull and St Luke's Anglican School Head of Primary Tonia Lassman at 2020 Battle of the Schools.

Local schools put forward their brainiest students for Stockland’s Battle of the Schools 2020 quiz with St Luke’s Anglican School taking out the winning title for the second year.

The six-week competition involved more than 60 students from 21 schools in a friendly trivia quiz.

In partnership with local radio station Hitz 93.9, the competition tested students’ knowledge in subjects such as maths, science, history and more.

St Luke’s Head of Primary Tonia Lassman said they were extremely proud of the three students, Ruby-Rose Nguyen, Siddhanta Rai and Braiden Turnbull, who put on their thinking caps and brought home the winning trophy.

“It’s a real credit to these students who have shown they are able to work independently and are motivated by their studies, and inspired by their learning,” she said.

“We are extremely proud of all of the students, as they showed incredible sportsmanship academically.”

Tonia thanked the organisers for continuing with 2020 Battle of the Schools this year, even through COVID-19 restrictions.

Hitz939 breakfast announcer Tracey Sergiacomi said each round became more challenging, but for some of the students it seemed too easy as answers rolled off their tongues.

“There were so many intense, close games,” Tracey said.

“Some of the questions were quite difficult, but we have some very smart kids in our region and they impressed us with their knowledge.”

Tracey said the Battle of The Schools wouldn’t have been possible without the support of Stockland Bundaberg, CQUniversity, and Queensland Computers who donated more than $6500 worth of prizes.

Last year the inaugural quiz took place with Mayor Jack Dempsey dressed to impress in his quiz master gown.

He said it was enjoyable to challenge the minds of the entrepreneurs of tomorrow.

Unfortunately this year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, Battle of The Schools was held without the live audience at CQUniversity.

Hitz 93.9 general manager Corey Pitt said following the massive success of Stockland Battle of the Schools last year, they were very pleased to see more than 20 local primary schools nominate for inclusion in this brilliant quiz series.

“This record number of schools involved goes to show just how big an event series Stockland Battle of the Schools has become throughout the entire Bundaberg Region,” he said.

The Battle of The Schools grand final was held on Sunday and St Luke's Anglican School beat Bundaberg North State School by just one point. Kalkie State School came third and Bundaberg Christian College was fourth.