Risking It All On Swahili, Surrogate’s Court Wins
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.
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.