Selinam Mortey Clinches 2023 NSMQ for PRESEC, Retributing His Brother’s 2019 Defeat

Selinam Mortey, a participant from PRESEC in the 2023 National Science and Mathematics Quiz (NSMQ), successfully won the competition for his team and lived up to a promise he had made during high school.

His mother, Elizabeth Mortey, disclosed that Selinam’s elder sibling, Selassie Mortey, also competed for PRESEC in 2019 and was barely beaten to Augusco’s trophy by a mere 5 points.

During an interview, Elizabeth Mortey elaborated how a younger Selinam, then in JHS 2, determinedly predicted he would join PRESEC and win the contest, drawing inspiration from his defeated brother.

Images of Selinam Mortey and his brother Selasie Mortey from different NSMQ years Photo by: @PRESECLEGON_ Via: Twitter Source: Twitter.

This year, Selinam realized his prediction by representing PRESEC and spearheading his team to a win, thus providing redemption for his brother’s loss.

His phenomenal journey and persistence have earned his family pride and have given him a place as a role model for many young learners seeking to triumph in the NSMQ.

PRESEC grasped the championship with a commendable score of 40 points, surpassing Achimota School and Opoku Ware School who gained 28 and 23 points respectively.

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Triumphant PRESEC 2023 NSMQ victors return gloriously, exhibiting their winning trophy

Following the win, the successful 2023 NSMQ champions of PRESEC ostentatiously flaunted their trophy during a grand reentry to the campus led by Dr. Ernest Ofori Sarpong.

The students showcased the trophy from an open-top vehicle and were welcomed by cheering peers on arrival.

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The whole PRESEC community celebrated their victory of 40 points, culminating the competition with joy.

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Meanwhile, Stephen Apemah-Baah, the standout contestant from Opoku Ware School, was left in tears following his loss to PRESEC in the 2023 NSMQ final.

The highly talented first-year student, Stephen, was a symbol of optimism for his school, steering them through the competition with exceptional intellect.

In spite of his self-assurance and remarkable performances, Opoku Ware failed to snatch their third NSMQ trophy, thus continuing their 21-year dry spell.

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