Damion Itza of St. Ignatus Primary School is the Belize District winner of the Fr. Marion Ganey Quiz Competition. Second and third place went to Danika Westby of St. Martins Primary School and Ariel August of Hattieville Seventh Day Adventist Primary School. A total of nine schools participated in the quiz competition with questions based on credit union affairs. Jamie Lee Usher, the principal of the Belize High School noted that the competition is held in honor of Father Marion Ganey who is credited for bringing the credit union movement to Belize.
Jamie Lee Usher Principal Belize Highschool: “Father Marion Ganey was a Jesuit Priest and he is credited with bringing the Credit Union movement to Belize so the seed that was planted in Belize actually started in Punta Gorda. It has grown country wide and every year the Belize Credit Union league ask all the Credit Union’s to host a competition to try and promote the Credit Union movement in Belize so Belize High School has partnered with the HRCU( Holy Redeemer Credit Union) to participate in the Father Marion Ganey Quiz in honor of his contribution to Belize. Credit Unions do a lot for the average Belizean people and the HRCU Credit Union itself is the peoples Credit Union so we are proud to partner with them to host this movement in a exciting way because they get some pretty cool prizes so we had ten schools sign up but unfortunately one had to step away so there are nine schools represented here from all over the Belize District.
The students as well as the schools will be receiving prizes which include school supplies and cash. The winner of today’s competition will advance to the national event slated for November. This is one of several activities taking place for Credit Union week. This morning’s event was held at the Belize Elementary Auditorium.