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NSMQ2023: 52 points victory for St. Louis

The One-eighth stage progress battle at Kumapley Auditorium unfolded as Solomon Allotey and Stephen Awoliba represented St. Joseph's SHS, OLA Girl's SHS was led by Suad Bimunka Yakubu and Hamida Shani and St. Louis SHS had Philipa Afriyie Ennuson and Faizatu Mbo Abu Safianu standing in to kick-start the academic bout. At the end of Round Five, St. Louis SHS emerged winners with 52 points.

Kumapley with the showdown of single-sex schools.

In Round One, the competition began with high expectations when St. Louis requested an additional booklet, indicating their preparedness. All schools answered the first question correctly, and Philipa from St. Louis earned extra points by tackling five bonus questions effectively. However, St. Louis lost a question unexpectedly, and OLA Girls managed to secure a bonus question from St. Louis, adding intrigue to the first round. St. Joseph faced a strong challenge from the female competitors in this contest.

Regarding the final question of this round, Solomon from St. Joseph's couldn't answer, while Suad responded correctly, earning a bonus for OLA and St. Louis, as anticipated. In summary, the general questions in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology concluded with St. Louis SHS and OLA Girls, Kenyasi, tied at the top with 18 points each, while St. Joseph's SHS scored 06 points, putting them in third place.

The girl's exhibiting academic wit at its peak.

The Speed Race was relatively unexciting, with all schools incorrectly answering questions within the first 3 minutes of the game. St. Louis emerged as the standout performer, correctly answering several questions, significantly boosting their score. In contrast, St. Joseph's had an abysmal performance, managing only one correct answer. St. Louis led the competition with an impressive 34 points, while St. Joseph's lagged far behind with just seven points. The closest competitor, another female school, OLA Girls, Kenyasi, secured 14 points, which marked a slight decline from their previous score of 18 points.

The uncracked problem for today.

No school claimed the Problem of the Day cash prize as none could achieve a perfect 10 out of 10. St. Louis, known as the "extra booklet team," managed the highest score with two points, while St. Joseph's and OLA Girls scored a point each. The problem presented for the day was indeed challenging. In the overall standings, St. Louis led with 36 points, while OLA Girls and St. Joseph's lagged with 15 and 08 points, respectively, making for a difficult competition for the latter two.

Cogitation for success

St. Louis emerged as the top performer in the True False contest, achieving a magnificent 49 points, showcasing their dominance. In comparison, St. Joseph's and OLA Girls recorded 15 and 25 points, respectively, demonstrating significantly lower scores in this competition.

NSMQ intelligence delivered by the queens.

In the Riddles Round, the "extra booklet queens" from St. Louis continued their impressive performance by correctly answering several questions, raising their overall score above 50 points. This outstanding performance earned them the GHS 1000 AT cash prize for being the highest scorer in the day's contest. In contrast, despite the efforts of Solomon and Stephen from St. Joseph's SHS, their scores remained at 18 points. Suad and Hamida, on the other hand, put up a commendable effort, contributing to OLA Girl's total of 28 points in the competition.

St. Louis satisfies expectations.

Victory belongs to St. Louis, with Philipa Afriyie Ennuson and Faizatu Mbo Abu Safianu securing their place in the next stage of NSMQ 2023. Congratulations to them!

The Round-by-Round Scores for this contest stood as follows;

Round One General Questions (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology)

St. Joseph's SHS 06

OLA Girl's SHS, Kenyasi 18

St. Louis SHS 18

Round Two (Pepsodent Speed Race)

St. Joseph's SHS 07

OLA Girl's SHS, Kenyasi 14

St. Louis SHS 34

Round Three (Problem of the Day)

St. Joseph's SHS +01 08

OLA Girl's SHS, Kenyasi +01 15

St. Louis SHS +02 36

Round Four (True/False)

St. Joseph's SHS 15

OLA Girl's SHS, Kenyasi 25

St. Louis SHS 49

Round Five (Riddle)

St. Joseph's SHS 18

OLA Girl's SHS, Kenyasi 28

St. Louis SHS 52

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