The first of our International Tours has arrived home safely from the World Scholar’s Cup: Global Round in Vietnam.
At the Global Round, our Middle School students were competing with over 2500 students from 5 continents in the Junior Division. As a school, we are incredibly proud of the students who competed in the various stages of the World Scholar’s Cup both here in Australia and in Vietnam. Under the guidance of teachers, Claire Moriarty and Joanne Ball, each student has displayed a profound level of dedication and persistence in the preparation for such a competition. It is wonderful that they have been rewarded with not only great results, but the experience of a lifetime.
Representing Clarendon from Year 7 were students Meg Duthie, Dylan Jones, Lilly Coughlan, Ruby Ringrose, Charles Goldsworthy, Zach Hengel and Flynn Brouwer.
While our Year 8 competitors were Ben Richards, Sylvie Widdison, Abby Mu and Sehnil Nawar.
In unprecedented results for Clarendon, three of our four teams have qualified for the Yale Round: Tournament of Champions, to be held in November at Yale University in the USA. This is an extraordinary achievement!
Special congratulations must go to our team of Flynn Brouwer, Zachary Hengel and Charlie Goldsworthy, who placed 3rd overall in our region ‘Australia and the Americas’.
Our students were also awarded several individual medals for achieving in the top 200 competitors in the four events, which consist of the Scholar’s Bowl, Scholar’s Challenge, Collaborative Writing and Debating. We congratulate Sylvie Widdison, who was our top scholar overall, winning the most individual medals.
The culmination of the entire experience was capped off with a tour of Halong Bay and a boat trip around the magnificent Limestone Islands.
Welcome home Scholar’s…enjoy the rest of your holidays.