Nuku’alofa – May 15, 2019: 3.55pm (Enviro News): Four high schools have qualified for semifinals of the Ministry of Education and Ministry of MEIDECCC Secondary Schools’ National Quiz competition here in Nuku’alofa.
Students from Tonga High School, Queen Salote College, Liahona High School and Tupou College have been nominated by their respective schools to represent them to compete for the grand prize of $3,000.00. At the same time, schools are supporting to promote environmental awareness on “Healthy Oceans – Beat Pollution” to commemorate Global Environment Day on 5 June 2019.,
Mr Siosiua Latu, Competition official and Department of Environment staff, confirmed that the semifinals is scheduled to be held at the Tonga Broadcasting TV Studio in Fasi on Thursday, 16 May 2019
The contest sees neighbours Tonga High School square off against the all-girls school Queen Salote College in the first round of the semi-finals.
In the second round of semi-finals, the all-boys school Tupou College will meet Liahona High School in their battle for the Finals.
“These teams have qualified from the elimination rounds that were held over the past two weeks,” says Mr Latu.
“They will square off in the semifinals on 16 May, and the winners will advance into the Finals scheduled for 23 May 2019. The two eliminated teams will then also meet for the play-offs next week, for 3rd and 4th prizes.”
The quiz competition was organised jointly by the Ministry of Education and Training, and the Department of Environment, under the Ministry of MEIDECC, as part of Tonga commemorating the International Environment Day 2019.
Winners will receive cash prizes while all participating schools also get consolation prizes.
Prizes will be awarded during the Environment Week, which will be held on 7 June, 2019 in Nuku’alofa.
Eight schools had registered and participated in the quiz competition.
The quiz competition has been sponsored by Tonga Communication Corporation (TCC), the Italian Ministry of Environment and Tonga Broadcasting Commission (TBC).