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The World Cup Scholars

May 26, 2024

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Another great event for our talented students!

The Christchurch round was held at Avonside Girls High over the weekend.There were around 180 students competing this year with teams from Blenheim and Auckland as well as the local Canterbury Schools. Click on this link https://www.scholarscup.org/ for more information about this global event.

Lots of Gold and Silver medals but top placings were:

Senior Team Academic Challenge

3rd place Minjun Cho, Andrew Wu and Benjamin Wray

1st place Miranda Yuan, Miles McGrath and Paige Layton 

Junior Individual Debate

3rd place Blair Rayner 

Senior Individual Debate

3rd place Minjun Cho

Senior Team Academic Bowl

1st place Miranda Yuan, Miles McGrath and Paige Layton

Junior Writing

2nd place Blair Rayner

Senior Writing

3rd place Elise May

Senior Challenge Subjects

1st place History Katherine Watts

1st place Social Studies Miranda Yuan

Junior across all Challenge Subjects

3rd place Hannah Howis 

Senior across all Challenge Subjects

2nd place Miranda Yuan

Junior Team Debates

2nd place Hannah Howis, Blair Rayner and Mena Paintin

Senior Team Debates

2nd place Minjun Cho, Andrew Wu and Benjamin Wray

Top young student in all areas competing in the Senior Division

Ameer Livne 

Junior Team Writing

2nd place Johnny Huang, Evelyn Naylor and Nina Miyasaki 

1st place Hannah Howis, Blair Rayner and Mena Paintin

Senior Team Writing

2nd place Rosie Phan, Hannah Watson and Ava Heath Williams 

Champion Senior Scholar overall

3rd place Andrew Wu

2nd place Miranda Yuan

Champion Junior Team overall

3rd place Hahhah Howis, Blair Rayner and Mena Paintin

Champion Senior Team Overall

3rd place Andrew Wu, Minjun Cho and Benjamin Wray

2nd place Miranda Yuan, Miles McGrath and Paige Layton

Thanks to Sam Allan who even though he couldn’t compete due to his NZ debating commitments entered all the teams and sorted our debate judges! Thanks to Isabella Ho, Andrew Wu, Jessica Xu and ex student Ajax Guo who helped us with judging debates.

A wonderful event over two very big days!

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