Nine Harrow Hong Kong pupils have qualified for the Global Round of the World Scholar’s Cup after impressive performances at the 2019 Hong Kong qualifier.
All three of Harrow’s three-person teams will progress to the next phase of the worldwide event off the back of some tough regional competition, hosted by Po Leung Kuk Choi Kai Yau School on 9th-10th March.
The competition consists of four rounds: debating, writing, a written quiz and The Scholar’s Bowl (a game show-style quiz in front of an audience).
Team 418: (Silver medal, Scholar’s Bowl)
Alissa (Year 12, Keller): Silver medal, Writing
Athena (Year 10, Anderson): Gold Medal, Writing; Silver medal, Debating
Stephanie (Year 10, Anderson); Silver medal, Social Studies Challenge; Silver medal, Debating
Team 419: (Gold medal, Debating; Silver medal, Scholar’s Bowl)
Chloe (Year 12, Keller)
Georgia (Year 12, Anderson): Gold medal, Literature Challenge; Gold medal, Debating; Gold Medal, Best in School; Silver medal, Social Studies Challenge
Eysha (Year 12, Anderson): Gold medal, Debating; Silver medal, History Challenge; Silver medal, Writing
Team 420: (Silver medal, Debating)
Joseph (Year 10, Peel): Gold medal, Debating
Sam (Year 10, Shaftesbury): Silver medal, Debating
DW (Year 10, Shaftesbury): Silver medal, Debating
The three Harrow teams now have their choice of Beijing, Durban, Astana, The Hague, Manila, or Sydney as the host venue for the Global Round, which takes place on various dates throughout June-September 2019. If they are successful there, they will be invited to compete at the Tournament of Champions at Yale University.
The World Scholar’s Cup was first staged in 2007 as a tournament which celebrates of the joy of learning; a tournament as rewarding for the team that comes in last as the for the team that comes in first; and an enrichment opportunity that motivates pupils not just to demonstrate their existing strengths but to discover new ones. Worldwide, over 12,000 scholars take part in over 100 regional rounds.
After reaching the Global Rounds in both 2017 and 2018, Harrow Hong Kong formalised the World Scholar’s Cup as part of the Harrow Horizons Super-Curriculum programme.