Photo: (From left to right) Members of the Jamaica Hall team Esther Walker, Moeisha Brown, Shaneil Clarke, and Natassia Bryce holding the Hall Feud Trophy.
Photo Credit: Jamie Rhoden
By: Patrice Smith
In a thrilling head-to-head competition of the Excelsior Club’s Hall Feud, Jamaica Hall was victorious against Cedar Hall on March 17, 2022, at Northern Caribbean University’s (NCU) Solomon Harriott Lecture Theatre.
Streamed live on Excelsior’s Instagram, this year’s competition was between defending champions Jamaica Hall and the noble knights of Cedar Hall.
Host Kibbieshe Kennedy kicked off the first section, with questions on Bible knowledge, English Language, Mathematics, Sports, History, and much more.
They ended the section with Jamaica Hall surviving Cedar Hall’s surge to win, leading 15-14.
Maintaining their lead, the ladies of Jamaica Hall started to widen the gap, ending the second section with 53 points and Cedar Hall at 49 points.
That set the stage for a thrilling speed section as the teams were given 90 seconds to answer as many questions. Cedar Hall was off to a good start but slowly fell behind.
However, it was a close call in the final section as Jamaica Hall lost crucial points, winning 93 – 89.
Vice President of Academics of the Philmelodia Club, Tatianna Peart, expresses how proud she is of the team for their continuous hard work.
“I’m not just proud: I am exceedingly proud, tremendously proud of the ladies for securing the win not only for the Jamaica Hall but for the entire Philmelodia club,” Peart said.
Peart also added that she was confident in the team’s ability to retain the title.
“I assure you as long the Hall Feud competition is being held, the ladies will emerge victors, and they will continue to retain their title as the Hall Feud champions.
Hall Feud is an annual academic competition contested among the three dormitories of the university: Cedar Hall, Leila Reid, and Jamaica Hall.