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First round of quiz at Waterfall campus sees 10 geniuses from Midrand schools advance to the regional round

Ten geniuses from local schools head to the regional round of NHSQ.

The first round of The IIE Varsity College National High School’s Quiz (NHSQ) held at the Waterfall campus saw 10 learners from Midrand schools paving their way to the regional round of this prestigious competition.

The event, which took place on June 5 across all eight Varsity College campuses, comprises three rounds and involves digital participation through the Kahoot App.

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Participants equipped themselves with smartphones or tablets to tackle a range of questions within a strict 30-second time frame per query.

Reflecting on his success, Noordwyk Secondary School Grade 9 learner and winner of the first round, Bukhobenkosi Mchophele, remarked, “This was my first time participating in the NHSQ. I found it enjoyable and very exciting. The more challenging the questions, the more excited I got.

“After the quiz, I felt quite great but also wanted to do even better than I did. For the rest of the competition, I am planning on rectifying weaknesses at 80% and polishing my strengths even more.”

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The top 10 contenders will advance to regional finals in Sandton, KZN, Nelson Mandela Bay, and Cape Town on June 19. From there, the top eight from each region will converge for the National Grand Finale in KZN on July 6.

During the first rounds, learners from grades 9, 10, and 11 were tested on a wide range of subjects, encompassing geography, history, science, nature, sport, entertainment, and current affairs.

Nicolien Kriek, PR and events coordinator at Varsity College Waterfall, emphasised the quiz’s role in stimulating critical thinking and fostering academic excellence.

Apart from the intellectual stimulation, participants, teachers, parents, and schools have the opportunity to win attractive prizes.

Kriek concluded, “This is a platform that brings together the brightest young minds across the country, allowing them to showcase their knowledge and compete with like-minded peers.”

The top 10 contenders from Varsity College Waterfall are:

  • Bukhobenkosi Mchophele (Grade 9, Noordwyk Secondary School)
  • Gareth Prinsloo (Grade 10, Midstream College)
  • Tshegofatso Mabelebele (Grade 10, Noordwyk Secondary)
  • Camden Moodley (Grade 11, Acts House of Education)
  • Mpumelelo Kubheka (Grade 11, Bonginsimbi Comprehensive Secondary School)
  • Jessica Morgan (Grade 11, Acts House of Education)
  • Priaan Mithal (Grade 10, Sutherland High School)
  • Madison White (Grade 10, Midstream College)
  • Warona Modisakeng (Grade 10, Midstream College)
  • Muhundi Mangumani (Grade 11, Allen Glen High School).

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