The Info USA Quiz for school students is conducted by the US Consulate General.
This year Ms Andie De Arment, Cultural Affairs Officer in the Public Affairs Section at the US Consulate in Chennai conducted the quiz at the Lady Doak College in Madurai as part of the “Experience America” programme.
The programme is designed to raise awareness and knowledge among Indian students of the various facets of American society and culture.
Nearly 20 schools from the Southern districts of Madurai, Tuticorin and Tirunelveli took part. 10 teams qualified for the semifinal and the best five, which included the Sri Jayendra team, competed in the Grand Final.
Jayendra pupils S. Srinidhi of XI and R. Balaji of X emerged victorious after a thrilling final when they were first to answer questions on such diverse topics as American Politics, History, Geography and even Cartoon characters.
Their performance won the appreciation of all and they deserve our congratulations.