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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Students from eleven of the Island’s high schools participated, including students from Layman E. Scott Sr. High School who flew in from Cayman Brac.
Undefeated throughout the whole tournament, Cayman International School placed first and each team member won an Amazon Echo, along with a Team trophy. Triple C School and Cayman Prep and High School placed second and third, respectively with each member taking home Beats headphones and Fitbits.
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 Her Excellency the Governor Helen Kilpatrick, who congratulated the winning team during the award ceremony; Honorable Deputy Governor Franz Manderson was a guest speaker and addressed all students to provide encouragement and wish them best of luck. Additionally, government officials from the Ministry of Education, including Education Minister Tara Rivers, and LIFE (Literacy Is For Everyone) board members attended.
We look forward to hosting the sixth Brain Bowl tournament on October 18th this year!