On 2 June the Mac Donald College (MDC) successfully captured the title of champion of the 2017 GUT Credit Union’s Financial Literacy Quiz. They were keenly challenged by the team from Hillsborough Secondary School (HSS). In the end, however, the MDC emerged victorious with a score 105 over HSS’s 85 points.
17 secondary schools participated in the quiz, including both secondary schools from Carriacou. As champions the Mac Donald College received the winner’s trophy, a challenge trophy and EC$3000; team members and teaching coach received $1000 each. In 2nd place, the Hillsborough Secondary School received a trophy and EC$2000; each team member and coach received $750. The Presentation Brothers’ College came 3rd and received a trophy and EC$1000; team members and coach received $500 each. All schools and participating team members received consolation prizes.
The participating schools were also challenged to create a video on the importance of financial literacy. This challenge was won by the Westmorland Senior School. This was the 4th year that the GUT Credit Union hosted the Financial Literacy Quiz for Secondary Schools.