Stillman College team wins national trivia tournament

For the first time in school history, Stillman College has won the Honda Campus All Star Challenge national trivia tournament.

In an exciting best two out of three games during the HCASC National Championship match, Stillman’s scholars defeated the Tuskegee University team by accurately answering questions about history, science, literature, religion, arts and pop culture. Stillman beat teams from 64 Historically Black Colleges and Universities and qualified for the national championship tournament in April after winning a series of regional competitions. 

The winning team was coached by Thomas Jennings and includes team captain Carla Louca, a senior from Tuscaloosa majoring in religion; Susannah Britain LeMay, a junior from Fredericksburg, Virginia, majoring in journalism; Jaela Williams, a junior from Huntsville majoring in criminal justice; and Zharia Nubia Lankford, a senior Douglasville, Georgia, majoring in journalism. 

Louca and LeMay are a mother-daughter duo, and the first such pair on the team since 1989.

Honda Campus All-Star Challenge is a year-round program celebrating Black excellence through challenging students at HBCUs to expand their knowledge. 

It’s the 34th year Stillman has participated in tournament, and the team’s win includes a $75,000 grant for the school.

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