This annual general knowledge competition aims at encouraging local students to stretch their academic abilities and work as a team.
This annual competition aims at encouraging local students to always learn more.
Brain Bowl Academic Tournament is an internationally recognized competition, similar to Jeopardy, but with the questions geared towards high school academic subjects. Teams are tested on various subjects, such as Mathematics, English, Science, Caribbean History and current events.
The aim of the competition is to unite local schools and encourage pupils to stretch their academic abilities, work as a team and develop critical thinking skills.
KPMG in the Cayman Islands organize the tournament, with KPMG employees participated during the day of the competition as moderators, judges, and scorekeepers.
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KPMG hosted its sixth annual KPMG Brain Bowl Academic Tournament on Wednesday, October 18th at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort. Students from all twelve of the Island’s high schools participated, including students from Wesleyan Christian Academy that entered a team for the first time and from Layman E. Scott Sr. High School who flew in from Cayman Brac.
Congratulations to all of the participants in the tournament; Cayman Prep & High School took first place, with Cayman International School and Triple C School placing second and third respectively.
KPMG employees participated during the day of the competition as moderators, judges, and scorekeepers, while Kevin Lloyd, managing Partner of KPMG in the Cayman Islands acted as Tournament moderator.
The KPMG Brain Bowl competition is another educational yet fun way to promote education throughout the Cayman Islands. Sheenah Hislop, Partner at KPMG in the Cayman Islands said, "We strive to create a network of support for our youth by getting involved in sponsoring local High School programs, providing career guidance and also employment opportunities for local youth who are interested in making public accounting their career. The support we receive from the high schools, their principals, teachers, students and the government is critical to their development and we are grateful for this”.
KPMG and the participants were delighted to be joined by Honorable Deputy Governor Franz Manderson, who congratulated the winning team during the award ceremony. Additionally, government officials from the Ministry of Education and LIFE (Literacy Is For Everyone) board members attended.
We look forward to hosting the seventh Brain Bowl tournament on October 16th this year!