GSIS Students Successful at World Scholar’s Cup 2012
At the end of June, nine GSIS students (Eliot Chen, Angel Cheung, Chloe Cheung, Petra Ho, Karen Hsu, Alison Iu, Michelle Lam, Dana Poon and Jenora Vaswani participated in the World Scholar’s Cup 2012 in Bangkok, after qualifying in the regional round in Hong Kong in May. Students from over 100 schools across the world participated in the competition. The Scholar’s Cup with the cute South American ‘Alpaca’ as its mascot, promotes academic excellence, interdisciplinary learning, team work and internationality. It tests students’ writing, debate skills and knowledge of the content in the global study topics of History, Science, Art, Literature, Music Current Affairs and a Special Area theme. It also provides opportunities to meet and listen to noteworthy speakers. This year’s theme was ‘A world in flux’. The stalwart performance of our students resulted in them qualifying for the ‘Tournament of Champions’ to be held in November at Yale University. Ms. Fagan and I are very proud of not only their academic achievement and commitment to preparing for the event, but also of how well they represented GSIS and Hong Kong with their impeccable behaviour.
Please follow the link to a report on the ‘World Scholar’s Cup 2012’ by Petra Ho (Year 10).