Urban League of Broward County Students Win at Brain Bowl Competition in Tampa

Nina McDowell
March 25, 2016

Urban League of Broward County Students Win at Brain Bowl Competition in Tampa


Great news…Ten students participating in Urban League of Broward County’s National Achievers Society have won first and second places in the Florida Education Fund’s Annual State Brain Bowl Competition.

The students took part in the competition on March 18 and 19 in Tampa to enhance their skills in mathematics, writing and reading. The team in the 9-10 grade Math Brain Bowl team placed first, and the team in the 11-12 Grade Math Brain Bowl placed second.

In all, more than 16,000 students have participated as team members, and more than 700 students have won scholarships donated by Florida’s public and private colleges and universities, according to Florida Education Fund.

“These are fantastic results!” said Germaine Smith-Baugh, Ed.D., president and CEO of Urban League of Broward County. “Our students prepared for months by solving challenging mathematical problems, reading college level written works, learning and using advanced vocabulary in writing and speech, and so much more. What a great competition!”

We’re grateful to our funders -- Comcast and Florida Education Fund -- for covering the costs for our students to participate in the Brain Bowl. 

Congratulations to the following students for winning in these Brain Bowl categories:

9-10 Grade Math Brain Bowl – First Place "Excel Inch"

Kamryn Washington

Jonathan Sultan

Rodnesha Dover

Ayoola Gayle

Kerry-Lynn Pierre-Charles

Coach: Grace Grant-Brown


11-12 Grade Math Brain Bowl - Second Place "Inte Girls"

Kendra Washington

Devi Lakhlani

Stefany Accime

Serena Francois

Danielle Pearson

Coach: Grace Grant-Brown


There was also a local History and Cultural Brain Bowl Competition held on Feb. 14 at our Urban League of Broward County headquarters.

In that competition, the placement of the teams was:


First place - Blanche Ely

Second place – National Achievers

Third place - Boyd Anderson

Fourth place - Plantation High


Again, congratulations to all the winners and participants in these competitions!


About the Urban League of Broward County

Celebrating 40 years of service, the Urban League of Broward County is a not for profit organization founded to empower communities and change lives. Our mission is to assist African Americans and other disenfranchised groups in the achievement of social and economic equality.  Our “Breaking the Cycle” of poverty programs uplift more than 7,000 people every year through affordable housing initiatives, youth development and diversion, employment and training, community empowerment, and civic engagement. Learn more about the Urban League of Broward County by calling 954-584-0777 or visiting:www.ulbroward.org. Urban League of Broward County can be found on Facebook at facebook.com/ulbroward and on Twitter at @ULBroward.

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