NEMO hosts jeopardy competition during NEMO week

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

As part of the events for the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) Week, students from Ambergris Caye participated in a Disaster Contest, Jeopardy style. The event took place on the evening of Thursday May 30th at the Lions Den. Three teams comprising of two students each were tested for their knowledge in Social Studies, specifically questions related to disaster preparedness and the role of NEMO in Belize.

NEMO Jeopardy-2Kenri Rippon and Juliannie Rivero represented La Isla Bonita Elementary School, Janelly Aban and Oscar Aban represented New Horizon Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) School and Kylie Alamilla and Kylah Castillo represented San Pedro Roman Catholic (RC) School.

Each team had the opportunity to answer two questions in the first two rounds. Based on their selection of categories available and the amount of points chosen, the participants were awarded corresponding points for each correct answer. In the final round, the teams strategically wagered (bet) based on their accumulated points in the first two rounds. At the final round, La Isla Bonita Elementary School proudly took first place and $400. Second place went to the San Pedro RC School team, who got $200 and third place went to New Horizon SDA School with a prize of $150.

NEMO week was celebrated under the theme “Reducing the threat from Climate Change – Disaster preparedness begins with you.” NEMO in San Pedro Town would like to thank the following sponsors El Dorado Store, Almaza Store, Victoria House, Xanadu Resort, Tropic Air, Scotia Bank San Pedro Branch, St Francis Xavier Credit Union and The San Pedro Town Council who contributed to the competition. Congratulations to all the participants.

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