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Scotch 100 Festival
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The Tournament of Champions

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29 November 2018

The Tournament of Champions

The Tournament of Champions

It is an outstanding accomplishment to qualify for the World Scholar’s Cup Tournament of Champions; this is the second successive year that our Scotch students have travelled to Yale University, USA to compete against the best of the best from around the world. Our Year 9 students Annabel Montes, Elza Sprudzens and Kate Tozer competed in the Senior Division and were awarded two gold medals and nine silver medals for Debating, Writing and their performance in the Scholar’s Challenge. 

file6-7.jpegThis year’s theme of An Entangled World involved the girls exploring the Science of Memory, the History of Diplomacy, Blackmarkets, the Special Area of Human Relationships, and also Art, Music and Literature selections based on the theme. The students used the learning and skills they have developed over the year to participate in three team debates, complete a persuasive essay, undertake a multiple-choice quiz – the Scholars’ Challenge and finally, work as a team in the Scholar’s Bowl – an interactive rapid response multiple choice team quiz answered using “clickers”. The girls also enjoyed the social events of the competition such as the Scholars’ Scavenger Hunt, the Scholars’ Ball and the Cultural Fair. 

During the Closing Ceremony in Yale’s historic Woolsey Hall, the theme that we will be exploring next year was revealed – A World on the Margins. I can’t wait to see what our Scotch scholars will achieve next year.

Marie Beanland
Head of Oratory

 

Beginning our trip in New York, it was amazing to see how so many people could live so closely together with each other. It was incredible to see the city in snow and it was even better to experience snow falling in Central Park. Competing at Yale university has shown me what is possible with my education. All the buildings around the campus have so much history behind them which created an incredible space to learn and compete. Additionally, visiting MIT and Harvard has shown me that all universities are all different in many ways. World Scholar’s Cup has given me the opportunity to meet people from all over the world who share common interests with me and shown me how we can all get along even if we are from different parts of the world. I would definitely recommend participating in World Scholar’s Cup to everyone because the experience is so much more than just the competition itself, as it is about everyone from around the world coming to together.

- Kate Tozer

 

I would recommend World Scholars Cup, to every student at Scotch, as it has been a highlight of Year 9 for me. Firstly, we went to New York, where we were able see the some of the many iconic sights - seeing monuments like the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building and the United Nations was incredible. Competing at Yale was a highlight of the trip. Meeting students from around the world and participating different events on the Yale campus was an extremely valuable experience. After the competition, we were lucky enough to go to Boston, where MIT and Harvard are located. Touring at these places broadened my horizons as to the opportunities available to students after school. The World Scholar’s Cup has enhanced my learning, as it has taught me skills that I will need for the future and to think on a global level. I want to thank Mrs Beanland for being an amazing coach and for guiding us through our World Scholars Cup experience.

- Annabel Montes

Congratulations to our very own College Co-Captain, Esther Boles-Frahn, who has earned the prestigious The Riewoldt… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…