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Goose Creek High Wins Omega History Bowl In Honor of Former Coach
2/10/2016 4:19:46 PM

(left to right) Michael Winfield, Marcus Hermanstyne & Tyler Steigler
By Kurt Walker

The Mu Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. held its annual Black History Quiz Bowl competition on the campus of The Citadel this past Saturday. Goose Creek High school earned the title by defeating the team from Olive Branch A.M.E. Church in the championship round. Charleston Youth Leadership Council’s Beaux Affair team earned the third place spot in a tight competition.

The Goose Creek Team was comprised of students Michael Winfield, a senior, and Marcus Hermanstyne and Tyler Steigler, both of whom are freshmen. “We remained committed to supporting this event not only because it is a program of our Fraternity which originated here in Charleston but also because it’s fundamental purpose is to ensure that the youth of our community, black, white and everything in between can learn, appreciate and celebrate our contributions to society” stated Nathaniel Jackson, Basileus (President) of the Mu Alpha Chapter.

The Goose Creek team will now represent Mu Alpha in a statewide completion against teams representing Omega Psi Phi Chapters with the winner competing in a regional competition facing the winner from the state of North Carolina.

“Our next round should be just as exciting” stated Randy Grimes, co-chair of the event. Anthony Jenkins, co-chairman was just as delighted when he reflected on Goose Creek advancing. The Goose Creek team participated two years ago under the direction of Sharonda Singleton, who was one of the victims it the tragic shooting at Mother Emanuel A.M.E. this past summer. “When I spoke to their coach about participating in this years competition, coach and students said there was no way Miss Singleton would not have them at the competition” said Jenkins.

The second portion of the local completion will be held on Saturday, February 20th at The Citadel’s Grimsley Hall and will begin at 9:00a.m. Various teams representing elementary and middle schools will be on hand in competition. The event is free and open to the public.

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