PRESEC #NSMQ2023 champ Selinam Mortey fulfilled a vow to avenge senior brother's loss in 2019
One of the contestants who represented the Presbyterian Boys Senior High School (PRESEC) at the 2023 National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ), Selinam Kofi Mortey had made a vow to avenge his senior brother's loss in the 2019 competition, his mother has revealed.
Even before he entered PRESEC, Selinam had told his senior brother and his mother that, he was going to avenge that loss one day.
Selinam Mortey was in Junior High School when St Augustine's SHS (AUGUSCO) upstaged PRESEC and PETER'S to win the 2019 title.
According to his mother, Elizabeth Mortey, at that moment in 2019, Selinam in consoling his older brother promised him that he was going to attend PRESEC and will ensure that he wins the title for his senior brother one day.
Selinam's senior brother, Selassie Mortey was part of the team that represented PRESEC in the competition in 2019.
Their mother, Elizabeth Mortey who was speaking in a television interview with Joy News at the end of the contest on Monday at the National Theatre said, when his older son, Selassie Mortey who contested for PRESEC lost at the finals in 2019, Selinam who was at the time in the Junior High School vowed to enter PRESEC and win the trophy on his brother's behalf.
"His brother contested in 2019, he was on stage for PRESEC but he lost on the finals," she said.
Mrs Mortey who watched the contest from beginning to end revealed she was "scared" when the contest hit a twist with Achimota giving PRESEC a run for their money in the third contest.
She however explained that she was hopeful because she had prayed to God to make her son victorious trusting that her son was intelligent and had been a bookworm from childhood.
"I told God that, my son has been first since basic school so now that he is out there, there is no way he should come out as second and God answered my prayers," she added.