29 April, 2021
Whitsunday Anglican School takes out Business Challenge honours in Central Queensland
THE Whitsunday Anglican School in Mackay took out the CQUniversity School Business Challenge (SBC) for the Central Queensland Region round on Tuesday night in a hotly contested competition.
The winning team, consisting of Flynn Bushell, Charlie Webb, Amaya McKinnon and Lezaan Du Plessis, was very excited by the honours and are now looking forward to representing the region and their school at the national finals on 27 July.
Mackay's Pioneer State High School and the Rockhampton Grammar School were runners up in the competition and will also compete in the finals.
CQUniversity senior lecturer and quiz master for the event Martin Turner said the annual challenge was back stronger than ever after being on hiatus in 2020 due to the pandemic, drawing schools from around the State for the first round of competition.
“This year’s CQUniversity School Business Challenge proved to be hotly contested and was lots of fun for all involved," Mr Turner said.
“We are so glad to be back after the pandemic prevented us from running the competition last year. This is the 20th year the competition has run.
"There were some excellent results from many of the schools – particularly from the Central Queensland region. The Whitsunday Anglican School and the region's runners up should be formidable competitors in the final."
The competition saw 27 schools participate in three regional competitions: North Queensland, Central Queensland and Widebay regions.
All three regional competitions were held simultaneously on Tuesday evening from 5pm to 7.30pm, hooking up via video conference.
Each member of the winning team in Round 1 received a $1500
CQUniversity Scholarship, provisional upon their enrolment in the School of Business & Law at CQUniversity.
This will apply to university
and VET qualifications offered by the School.
In addition, the winning school received a perpetual trophy and a cash prize of $500.Winners of Round 1 from each region will progress to the National Final.
Each member of the winning team of the National Final will receive
an additional $2500 CQUniversity Scholarship, provisional upon their
enrolment in the School of Business & Law at CQUniversity.
In addition, the winning School will receive a perpetual trophy and $3,000 cash prize and the runner-up school will receive a $1500 cash prize.