St. Thomas Aquinas cede Super Ranked status to strong Okuapeman


Okuapeman SHS censured St. Thomas Aquinas SHS in their Round of 16 clash of Senior Sharks 7.

The Akropong-Akuapem school have now recorded a third win in their Senior Sharks 7 journey, after previously beating Academy of Christ The King and DPS Int. As a reward, Okuapemman (Okuass) have displaced St. Thomas Aquinas in the Super Ranked Schools for the next edition of the quiz.

St. Thomas Aquinas has been a certified Senior Sharks Quiz member from the inception, and boasts the highest achievement of 1st Runner-up in the maiden edition of the competition. The last meeting of these well accomplished schools also went in the favour of the Cantonment, Accra-based school, affectionately called “Old Tom”. But Okuass, who have been more than over- achievers so far were not going to kowtow to St. Thomas Aquinas twice on the trot.

Right Corner Round

The first set of questions in Social Literacy were responded to by Okuass as they had won the toss to go in first. Their questions, tough as they came, were answered by the mountaineers to the best of their abilities to earn thirty (30) points. St. Thomas Aquinas also found their questions tougher but did manage to bag twenty (20 ) points at last.

R Cubed Round

With both sides scoring below average, it was expected that the performance in this round will be escalated. After the Reading and Writing segment where both schools competed fiercely, the Arithmetic watered down all their efforts. As a result, both schools scored very low marks, with St. Thomas Aquinas earning zero (0) points while Okuapeman scored five (5) points.

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STEM Round

Judging by the proceedings so far, this contest was still wide open and could be won by either team. St. Thomas Aquinas boosted their overall scores with a cleanly taken first answer in the round.

They attempted to turn the heat on Okuass by buzzing for the second riddle too, but luck was not on their side this time. Okuass hit the buzzer and they also delivered a correct answer beautifully.

When activities in the round were summarised, St. Thomas Aquinas were with a negative score of five (-5) points, whereas Okuapeman took ten (10) points.

One-on-one Round

Delali and Lawrencia took up posts as English experts for St. Thomas Aquinas and Okuass respectively. Like in their previous contest, Lawrencia bagged another ten (10) points to leave Delali visibly upset.

Kris and Fianko made up Math specialists for St. Thomas Aquinas and Okuapeman respectively. Mathematics unfortunately does not give marks to those who try but to those who are accurate with their answers.

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Nicholas engaged Jeremiah as Science specialists for Aquinas and Okuass respectively. Only Nicholas bagged ten (10) points for Aquinas.

In General Knowledge, Samuel from St. Thomas Aquinas faced off with Ebenezer from Okuass. None made any more inputs to the progress of their schools. At the end of the round, ten (10) points was to each school as the final scores displayed twenty-five (25) points to the Old Toms while Okuass parted with fifty-five (55) points.

Quiz Results

After this success, Okuapeman SHS will face Labone SHS at the quarterfinals of the Senior Sharks 7- two mixed schools who want to break the domination of single-sex schools in the competition. Grab your seats!

The Sharks Quiz is developed by the Academic Talent Development Program and produced by the Adesa Production Limited (APL). Official media partner is TV3.
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