Pot of lobsters not a trivial prize at SMBA fundraiser

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Published on February 09, 2014

Second place went to Walter Gaudet, left, April Mullen, Larry Mullen, Darby Mullen, Kelton Mullen and Glen Mullen of the Trivial Recruits.

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Third place winners from Partial Recall are Gladys Sullivan, front row, Dylan Dugas, Chris Mullen, Thane Mullen, back row, Diana Mullen and Christy Mullen.

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Elaine LeBlanc, left, Cheri Kelly and Jacy Lewis of the Bayview Auto Parts team work on answering trivia questions.

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Marsha Doucette, left, Carolyn Milbury and Daisy Morrison of the Total Chaos team decide which answer to circle

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SMBA students Corey Levesque, left, Tiffany Journeay, Luise Hoeschen, Grace Morine, Krysteena Clements and Kaylie Trimper make up the Tacos team.

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Cody Bain, right, Sharon Cole, Danny Cole and Dave Cawley help correct the teams’ answer sheets at the SMBA Trivia Challenge.

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Rooster in the Hen House members Ruth Frizzell, left, Kelly McDormand, Erin Mullen, Anthony Frizzell, Nancy Manzer and Mel Malton take a break before the next set of challenge questions.

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Julie Thomas, left, Maxine Marshall and Wayne Thomas of the Bruins team discuss which answer to circle.

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Sophie Desjardins, left and Jillian Thibideau cheer for the Blank Stairs team at the Trivia Challenge

By Karla Kelly

Trivia was a challenge for competitors participating in the 9th annual Trivia Challenge at St. Mary’s Bay Academy Saturday night.

Over 150 participants from Digby to Yarmouth made up the 26 teams vying for the top prize of a pot of lobsters and the Trivia Challenge trophy.

The Weymouth Mercgents claimed the trophy with 313 points, Trivial Recruits took second with a score of 291 and Partial Recall finished third with 285 points.

SMBA teacher Andreena Teed, who made up the questions in the 14 categories, said they featured a lot of Canadian content, considering the Olympics and National Flag Day.

Principal Janece McNutt said the annual event has gained a great deal of popularity with many returning and new teams that involved many students and staff.

This is the only full school-based fundraiser and the local sponsorship and participation is amazing. SMBA principal Janece McNutt

“This is the only full school-based fundraiser and the local sponsorship and participation is amazing,” said McNutt. “It’s a night of socialization, friendly competition and a way to connect with the community.”

McNutt said funds raised from the Trivia Challenge go towards student activities and events, including sports and student presentations.

Diana Mullen from Havelock and her son Chris Mullen from Weymouth have competed in all nine Challenges with four of the years in a top-three finish.

“It’s a great night to get together, have some fun and challenge ourselves on a very good range of questions while helping out our students at SMBA,” said Diana Mullen.

Organizations: Bay Academy

Geographic location: Weymouth

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