This annual general knowledge competition aims at encouraging local students to stretch their academic abilities and work as a team.
This annual competition aims at encouraging local students to always learn more.
Brain Bowl Academic Tournament is an internationally recognized competition, similar to Jeopardy, but with the questions geared towards high school academic subjects. Teams are tested on various subjects, such as Mathematics, English, Science, Caribbean History and current events.
The aim of the competition is to unite local schools and encourage pupils to stretch their academic abilities, work as a team and develop critical thinking skills.
KPMG in the Cayman Islands organize the tournament, with KPMG employees participated during the day of the competition as moderators, judges, and scorekeepers.
Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Family members and friends can watch the tournament from anywhere via Facebook Live on our KPMG in the Cayman Islands page.
KPMG hosted its seventh annual KPMG Brain Bowl Academic Tournament on Tuesday, October 16th at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort. Students from all twelve of the Island’s high schools participated, including students from Layman E. Scott Sr. High School who flew in from Cayman Brac.
Congratulations to all of the participants in the tournament; Cayman Prep & High School took first place, with Cayman International School and Wesleyan Christian Academy placing second and third respectively.
KPMG employees participated during the day of the competition as moderators, judges, and scorekeepers, while Kevin Lloyd, managing Partner of KPMG in the Cayman Islands acted as Tournament moderator.
The KPMG Brain Bowl competition is another educational yet fun way to promote education throughout the Cayman Islands. Sheenah Hislop, Partner at KPMG in the Cayman Islands said, "We strive to create a network of support for our youth by getting involved in sponsoring local High School programs, providing career guidance and also employment opportunities for local youth who are interested in making public accounting their career. The support we receive from the high schools, their principals, teachers, students and the government is critical to their development and we are grateful for this”.
We were delighted to partner with the Alex Panton Foundation. Students, teachers, guests and online viewers had the opportunity to listen to representatives of the Foundation and visit their information booth throughout the day and we hope the students were able to speak to the representatives present. Additionally, government officials from the Ministry of Education and LIFE ("Literacy Is For Everyone") board members attended.