SAS Sweeps 2014 Black History and Culture Regional Brain Bowl Competition
Photo #1 from left -- SAS Alpha Team: Andrea Villa, Abigail Drueke, Allison Vergel, Valerie Francillon, Coach Dr. Derrick Johnson, Cylena Stewart, Edgar Garcia, and Valerie Katz. Photo #2 from left -- SAS Omega Team: Coach Dr. Derrick Johnson, Reshma Cheeran, Neyissa Desir, Jennifer Ortiz, Lindsay Gramling, Shyanne Amoyo, Sarah Chavarriaga, and Marielena Diaz.
Miami, January 21, 2013 -
The SAS Alpha Team placed First and the SAS Omega Team placed Second at the 2014 Black History and Culture Regional Brain Bowl Competition that was held on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Florida International University (FIU) Biscayne Bay Campus.
This annual event is sponsored by the South Florida Center of Excellence at FIU and the Miami-Dade County Public Schools Division of Social Sciences. The questions pertained to such notable African American leaders as Bessie Coleman, Madam C.J. Walker, Carrie Mae Weems, and President Barack Obama.
SAS also took First Place in the 2013 event and this is the first time in the history of the event that a particular school was able to repeat as champions. Previous winners have included MAST Academy, Coral Reef Senior High and Doctors Charter School.