By Paul Fielding | Posted: Saturday September 19, 2015
Logan Park history students continue to dominate the latest rounds of annual school history quizzes in Dunedin.
At the senior Otago University history quiz run by the University History Department in August our Year 11 team of Ben Clayton, Max Riddle and Cameron Bayne came first ahead of fifteen other teams of mostly Year 13 students. This surprised the university lecturers as they asked the team what they expected to study next year at university and were politely told by the team that they had two more years of school to go! The boys each won a University Book shop voucher and books. Our other teams also performed creditably with a fourth, sixth and eight placing.
The same team, two weeks later then went on to win the Otago History Teachers quiz held at Balmacewan Golf Club. Both quizzes were won by a healthy margin.
At the Yr12/13 Otago History quiz also held at Balmacewan, Logan Park had three teams from Year 12 competing. The team of Ruairi Griffin, Oscar La Dell, Jonty Horwell and Grant McNaughton also performed well with a creditable second place close behind a Year 13 Kings team.
We also had eight teams compete at the ODT Extra current events quiz with 72 teams in attendance. Our best performed team here was Aryan Zarei, George Sabonadiere and Connor Gorman.