The Daytona Beach Section of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) staged its 12th annual NCNW Black History Brain Bowl recently at Daytona State College.
Participants in the event included teams from Volusia County schools and community organizations.
Students competed in two divisions for prizes that includes laptop and all-in-one computers, Kindles and other electronic gifts.
The winning team at the high school-age division were participants in the Male Explorers Program at Bethune-Cookman University. Team members D’Andre Jones, DeMarco Nelson, Caleb Wilson and Kayon Davis each took home a laptop. The team was coached by Brittany Haynes -Presley.
Middle school winners
The winning team in the middle school division represented Hinson Middle School. Team members Isys Grady, Reem Abdelghany, Nola Felty and Julia Albright each received an all-in-one desk top computer. The team was coached by Joseph Vetter and Kemisha Ann Rainge.
“We would like to thank all of our sponsors for their support,” said Atavia White, chair of the event. “We could not do this without their generous support.’’
Sponsors included the International Fraternal and Accepted Modern Masons, Waste Pro, Bethune-Cookman Alumni Association, State Farm agency owner Tony Pearson. Greater New Zion Primitive Baptist Church, Edith Shelley, Publix Super Markets, Little Caesars, Mayor Derrick Henry, as well as city Commissioners Dannette Henry and Paula Reed.