Risking It All On Swahili, Surrogate’s Court Wins

February 28, 2012 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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With Trivia Contest and Closing Ceremony, Black History Month Concludes in the Brooklyn Courts

Risking it all on the final Jeopardy-style question, the Surrogate’s Court team of Nisan Lessdane, Craig Hutcherson and Lawrence Mirando won “The Strongest Link” Black History Trivia Game on Friday at the Kings County Supreme Court Criminal Term in Downtown Brooklyn.

The final question required teams to match three Swahili words to their English translations. While every team but one got the final answer correct, only the Surrogate’s Court team risked all of its points, propelling them to victory.
Photo by Ryan Thompson

The Kings County Supreme Court Criminal Term team, which was playing on their home court, was leading going into the final category, but didn’t risk enough points, finishing in second. Had they been able to identify the voice of murdered rapper Tupac Shakur moments earlier, the team would have been guaranteed victory.

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As she does every year, senior management analyst Izetta Johnson, the co-chair of the Kings County Courts Black History Month Committee, hosted the annual game-show with a sense of humor.

 —Ryan Thompson

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