If you missed last week’s trivia competition, you missed a lot of fun and a lot of smart people who were engaged in this internationally-focused game. Dr. Michael Roemer led 16 teams through three rounds of challenging questions ranging from flag trivia to general geography. Congratulations to our winners!
- 1st Place – Will Lourcey
- 2nd Place – Saanvi Pathikonda and family
- 3rd Place – Elizabeth Duque and Nyasha Muwalo
Will is currently President of our youth organization Fort Worth Youth International and is a senior at Paschal High School. Saanvi is a student at Trinity Valley School, and Elizabeth Duque and Nyasha Muwalo, who attend Chisholm Trail High School, are also on our youth board. Did you notice? All three winners are students. We must be doing something right because we’ve got some very smart kids involved in our programs!
John Wells won the prize for having the most interesting international item to share. John showed us a wood carving of “The Thinking Man” he picked up on his travels to Madagascar. There were many more very interesting items seen including a beautiful crystal-etched bell made in Hungary brought by Eva Baluska and an ostrich egg with Egyptian hieroglyphics displayed by Mary Palko.
As far as interesting travel stories, you had to be there to appreciate it but, a few included a Fort Worth mayor’s feet being tickled by a Japanese gentleman during the night when she slept, and a former Chairwoman standing on her head in front of the Trevi Fountain in Rome, in a glass elevator in Hong Kong, and on top of a sand dune in the Arabian desert near Wadi Rum.
Many thanks to all who helped gather prizes and suggestions for questions. It was a lot of fun and educational at the same time. A special thank you to Libby Watson, Shanna Granger, and Nyja and Richard Roby for their donation of prizes.
Stay tuned for more trivia night opportunities in the future!