On February 24th, local youth teamed up to compete for black history knowledge supremecy and bragging rights.
The George Stevens Senior Resource Center was the location of the first Black History Quiz Bowl sponsered by the Restore Uplift and Hope Foundation and the Phi Omicicron Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.
Teams of six High School and Middle Scool students from San Diego Schools and Youth Programs competed in a round-robin, double elimination style tournament.
The students were asked questions from a list of over 5000 questions about black history from categories such as the arts, business, education, local, political, sports and more.
20 question rounds with a push buzzer answer system kept the students alert and thinking, and the real time scoring display allowed the crowd of mostly parents to keep up with the score and see which students were answering.
During the breaks the MC Mr. Ronald Clark tossed questions to the crowd, adding to what turned out to be a day of excitment for black history.
“This was our first one, but it exceeded expectations” said Quentin Davis, the Comunications Officer for Restore, Uplift and Hope Foundation “our vision is to turn this into, not only a major competition event for young people but an educational event for all ages”.
Restore, Uplift and Hope Foundation was started in 2016 to provide Economic, Community and Educational Development for the under-served residents of the City of San Diego and the surrounding communities. Some of the events and services sponsered by RUH are its Thanksgiving Meal Give-Away, the Angel Tree Toy drive and Tech 4 Our Teens. RUH also partners with groups such as Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and The Granparents Connection providing scholarship and event help.
“We are a small foundation but our dedication and hard work has been paying off, and is allowing us to bring more services to the community” Davis said. “This event generated funding for our scholarship programs as well as gave students knowdledge about their history, which always promotes self esteem”.
Congratulations to teams from Holly Drive Academy, Dr. John Arrington Mentorship Program and the Delta Sigma Theta, Academy and GEMS youth programs.
For more information on the Restore, Uplift and Hope Foundation please visit: www.ruhsandiego.org