Academic knowledge, quick thinking and teamwork are all part of the annual Indian River State College Brain Bowl competition. Students earn scores as individuals and on member teams.
At the recent IRSC Brain Bowl competition conducted on Oct. 25, the top individual scorer was Will Duplex of Port St. Lucie, an IRSC student and a member of the HypeBeast team, who posted an outstanding score of 145 points.
The winning team, the Red Team, topped all of their competitors with a total of 265 points. In the final playoff round, the Red Team beat the Sassy Science team 145 to 35.
The winning team members are: Jada Bradley of Port St. Lucie, who's majoring in nursing; Tahja Brooks of Orlando, whose major is business and technology; and Port St. Lucie residents Brian Chamizo (business and technology major), Matthew Lindo (business and marketing major), Brannon Reid Tucker (nursing major), Danny Van (engineering major) and Justus WestBerry (business major).
Each member of the winning team will be awarded with one paid credit for a service learning class (paid for by the IRSC Foundation) and a college certificate.
According to IRSC Professor of Social Sciences/Economics Dr. Samuel Mikhail (smikha[email protected]), who served as te Brain Bowl Committee chairman, "Students who excel in Brain Bowl gain statewide visibility, providing a competitive advantage for the Florida Academic All-Star team and scholarship programs."
The top four team rankings were: Red, HypeBeast, Sassy Science and Team Blank. A total of 19 teams and 78 students participated in the event.
For more information, contact the IRSC Call Center at 866-792-4772.
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