Friends, family, and loved ones gathered today, September 9, 2023, to pay their last respects to James Lutterodt, the remarkable student who was part of the team that took Keta Senior High Technical School (Ketasco) to the 2021 National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) finals.
The fondly remembered brilliant student met an untimely and shocking death in July this year after a short illness, alleged to be food poisoning.
His family held a pre-burial service for him on Friday, September 8 at the Tema Community Centre in Accra.
The funeral service is taking place today at his former school, Ketasco and he will be laid to rest at the Government Cemetry in Vui, also in Keta, his home region.
James Lutterodt with his counterparts Francisca Lamini and Bright Senyo Gadzo left an indelible mark on the entire country and made NSMQ history when they beat their contenders and sailed through the semi-finals stage, setting a precedent as the first school from the Volta Region to reach the final stage of the competition since its inception.
19-year-old Lutterodt was a Computer Science student at the University of Ghana at the time of his death.