On Thursday September 29, 2022, and Saturday October 1, 2022, Imhotep’s Legacy Academy held its annual Science Literacy Week event.

Imhotep’s Legacy Academy (ILA) successfully organized two events:  

(1) The hands-on science activity. 

(2) STEM Quiz Tournament.  

These events were postponed to these dates from the week before due to Hurricane Fiona.  

Eleven teams composed of elementary, junior high and high school students from across the province gathered to test their STEM knowledge and engage in a friendly competition for prizes and the title of STEM Quiz Champions. 

ILA used the Kahoot! platform as a repository for STEM-related questions (e.g., straight answer, multiple-choice, true or false, fill-in-the-blank).  Student participants logged-in to Kahoot! to answer questions posed by the Quiz mistress- ILA Project Engineer, Ms. Nikita Wambyakaley.  

Prior to the event, students were provided with a STEM Quiz Study Guide from which to study topics covered during the STEM Quiz Tournament. 

Teams were comprised of the following: 

              – five students (between Grades 6 – 9) OR
              – three students (between Grades 10 – 12) and two students (between Grades 6 – 9). 


Gold, silver, and bronze medals were awarded to the top three teams with the highest combined average scores. Each member of the 1st placed team was given a 10.2″ 32GB Apple iPad (with Wi-Fi), the 2nd placed team was given a Fitbit Inspire 2 Fitness Tracker and the 3rd placed team was given a SONY Over-Ear Headphones in recognition of their accomplishment.  ILA also awarded an Apple iPad Air (5th generation) to the Tournament MVP (Most Valuable Player)– the student participant with the highest individual Kahoot! score.  

Additionally, a new award category was created this year – The Judges’ Award – which was a 10.2″ 32GB Apple iPad was given to a student participant who was highly engaged throughout the tournament with consistent performance. T-shirts and certificates were also distributed to all participants.  

The winning team was the Pioneers of STEM, 2nd place team was the African Giants, and the 3rd place team was I Besties

This year’s event was sponsored by NSERC Promo Science (View the 2022 STEM Quiz Tournament poster [PDF 1.2MB].)  

Medal Team Name   Total Points Average Score Members Rank
Team Members
GOLD Pioneers of STEM 221,892   44,378   5 1 Munir A., Mohamed G., Gassir A., Ahmed G., Munder A.  
SILVER African Giants   209,715   41,943   5 2 Abubakar Y., Ibrahim-Khalil Y., Ali K., Maya H., Faheema M. 
BRONZE I Besties   208,252   41,650   5 3 Olatide F., Mezu E., Sabrina O., Amanda A., Sthairya K.
Accuracy All-Stars   162,220   40,555   4 4
Subtraction Squad   176,236   35,247   5 5
Number Ninjas   171,707   34,341   5 6
Brilliant Brains   162,186 32,437   5 7
Problem Hunter   118,765 29,691   4 8
The Tri-Hards   114,220   28,555   4 9
Math Magicians   135,552   27,110   5 10
Ratio Riders   102,375 103,546 5 11
N/A  12,175   12,175   1 12
N/A  9,492   9,492   1 13
MVP Munir Al-Tahir   45,445  45,445 
The Judges’ Award  Inioluwa Adara   44,043  44,043 

Schools represented during ILA’s 2022 STEM QUIZ Tournament included:

Elementary Schools Junior High Schools Senior High Schools
Fairview Heights Elementary Ellen Vale Junior High  Charles P. Allen High
Basinview Drive Community School  Fairview Junior High Citadel High
St Catherine’s Elementary School Leslie Thomas Junior High School   St Agnes Junior High 
Harold T. Barrett Junior High École Secondaire du Sommet
Maritime Muslim Academy  Auburn Drive High School 
Sackville Heights Junior Elementary   Halifax West High
Oxford Junior High Armbrae Academy 
Park West School Ihsan Academy
Astral drive Junior high   High Land Park Junior high 
Rocky Lake Junior High Prince Andrew High
Sacred Heart School of Halifax Halifax Christian Academy 
Ihsan Academy Sacred Heart School of Halifax
Halifax Christian Academy  Rocky Lake Junior High
St. Andrew Junior School 
Armbrae Academy 
Gorsebrook Junior High School 
Colshester Christian Academy