Sonrise fails to shine as Pope John record first NSMQ win in two years

Sonrise fails to shine as Pope John record first NSMQ win in two years
Source: Ghana | | Oswald Azumah|
Date: 19-06-2019 Time: 02:06:18:pm

A lot of fans seeking an upset had their bets on them, but Sonrise High School has failed to live up to their 2018 heroics in the National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ).

As debutants last year, the Ho-based school raised eyebrows by defeating giants, Opoku Ware SHS before suffering defeat at the one-eighth stage.

Wednesday’s contest, however, was a survival tussle for them as Pope John SHS and Minor Seminary, seeking to restore lost glory, took no chances in shrugging off Sonrise and underdogs, Adventist Girls’ SHS.

After a steady start to the contest, Pojoss displayed a splendid performance in Round 2, known as the Speed Race.

A question is given to all the three schools simultaneously and it’s all up to “who got it right and who got it right quickest?”

That put the contest beyond a point of no return and they added more to it by getting the highest score in Round Three, Problem of the Day.

The Koforidua based school which has won the competition once continued their assault to finish the contest with 57 points. Sonrise garnered 27 points while Adventist Girls’ SHS finished last with 21 points.

This should mark the turning point for Pope John SHS after a few bad records. In 2018, they failed to win their preliminary stage contest, suffering defeat at the hands of St. Francis Xavier SHS. They however made it to the one-eighth stage as one of the high-scoring losing schools.

They however, failed to take advantage of that and were eliminated at the one-eighth stage.

This win should set the path for their return to glory.