The nerves were running wild on the bus to Blue Mountain on November 20th. Humber’s OCMC team couldn’t believe that it was almost over. All of the hard work, preparation and dedication over the last three months was about to pay off!
After a two-hour bus ride, the students and coaches of Humber’s OCMC team began settling in at the resort and prepared for a very exciting evening - Quiz Bowl!
Humber's OCMC team on the way to Blue Mountain, ON!
The Quiz Bowl challenge was an experience unlike any other. The wait between rounds was nerve-wracking for the students. However, walking out onto the stage and hearing the support from the many students and coaches in the audience made up for it. Humber representatives Brittney, Alena, Jorge and myself all performed tremendously and earned three points for Humber’s total score. This was a fantastic way to start off the competition!
Friday was all about the case challenge and individual events. The presentations happened all throughout the day. Some of Humber’s representatives were done by 9:00AM and others were not done until 4:00PM. Each team gave all that they had and impressed the judges with their presentations!
The Awards Gala wrapped up the event on Friday night and Humber was not disappointed with their placements. Overall, Humber placed second in the province - 13 points ahead of the third place team and only 2 points behind the first place team. This made history for Humber’s OCMC team! Not only is this the first time that Humber has placed 2nd, but also nine out of the eleven categories that Humber competed in placed in the top five out of all colleges… Outstanding work, if I may say so. It was a night to remember. Visit the Humber OCMC Facebook page for a recap of the team’s placements!
Humber's OCMC team celebrating their victories after the Awards Gala!
It was an emotional and rewarding semester and the experience the team had was irreplaceable. The students of Humber’s OCMC team have certainly set the bar high for OCMC 2015 hosted by George Brown in downtown Toronto!