RCHS wins Brain Bowl competition


The last of the three Annual Academic Brain Bowls, conducted by the Sunflower County Consolidated School District, turned out to be a nail-biter on Thursday night in Moorhead. “It came down to the last question,” said William Murphy, Director of Personnel/Student Affairs.

In a comeback victory of 123 to 119, the Ruleville Central High School Tigers’ team took home the prize and the bragging rights for the 2019 battle of the brains that pitted the district’s two high schools against each other in a friendly competition.

The two teams were tied at 40 each after the first round and by the end of the Math portion Gentry had a 10-point lead. The Gentry High School Rams’ team put up a good showing, but in the end was edged out by the Tigers.

The winners, teachers and the students were rewarded for their efforts.

Pictured top left are Principal Errick Lakes and Jacqueline Mabece, Algebra 1 Teacher, among other faculty and staff. At the top right are (Brain Bowl members) Damion Brown, Ja'Kell Allen, Bre'Anna  Coleman, Emmanuel Clark, Taylor Wilson, Makyria Watkins, Shondria Ivy, Shirlencia Smith, Kennedy James, Don Brown, Kaniya Perkins, MacKenzie Knighten, Jacqueline Mabece, Algebra I Teacher,  Vannesia Bonner, English II Teacher, Manju Gandla, Biology I Teacher, and Harriet Stancil, U.S. History Teacher. Below them are Taylor Wilson, Shondria Ivy, Bre'Anna Coleman, Kennedy James and Shirlencia Smith. At bottom left are Gentry High students Makenzie Blackwell and Nakea Mickey, and to the right are Jimarrius Harris and T’Rossi Pernell.

Photos: Recardo Thomas


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