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Results for history and social studies competition announced

Posted: Tuesday, October 23, 2018. 9:47 am CST.

BBN Staff: The Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, through the Belize City House of Culture & the Downtown Rejuvenation Project, held two zone eliminations for the Belize City Primary School ‘History and Social Studies Competition’ on October 17th and 18th.

The competition is part of the public education campaign executed by the Belize City House of Culture and the Downtown Rejuvenation Project.

A total of fifteen primary schools participated in the competition in both zone eliminations at the Bliss Centre for the Performing Arts.

At the end of both zone eliminations, the top three scorers from each zone were prized with medals and will advance to the finals on October 26, 2018.

Additionally, the 4th- 9th places received a tablet and the remaining contestants received a $50.00 gift certificate.

All participants received a certificate of participation.

This year’s competition will take another twist as there will be two wildcards (both 4th place zone winners) advancing to the finals as both contestants tied with 800 points.

Zone 1 Winners:

  • 1st Place- Tyrone Mckoy of St. Ignatius Primary School
  • 2nd Place- Dwight Gillett of Holy Redeemer Primary School
  • 3rd  Place-  Niara Williams of St. Joseph Primary School
  • 4th Place- Juana Dussan of Horizon Academy (Wild Card)

Zone 2 Winners:

  • 1st Place- Essence Anderson of Bernice Yorke Institute
  • 2nd  Place- Andrew Castillo of St. John’s Anglican
  • 3rd Place- Meagan Lockwood of Bernice Yorke Institute
  • 4th Place- Orlando Busano of Queen Square Anglican (Wild Card)


The Project is the collaborative work of the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, the Belize City Council, the National Institute of Culture and History, and financing from Taiwan International Cooperation Development Fund (ICDF).

The officials at today’s competition included personnel from the Belize Electricity Limited (BEL), Institute for Social and Cultural Research (ISCR/NICH), and Museum of Belize (MOB/NICH).

Sponsors of the competition are the Angelus Press Limited, Belize Tourism Board, Belize Electricity Limited, Belize, GSCOM, Premier Charters and Tours, BTL and NICH.



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