Shen­ton sec­ond in US tour­na­ment

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Front Page -

AFTER com­ing sec­ond in an in­ter­na­tional com­pe­ti­tion at Yale Univer­sity, three Shen­ton Col­lege stu­dents have vowed to re­turn to the US to study.

Year 10 stu­dents Ge­or­gia Ngo, Mor­gan Crock­ett and Michelle Lam came sec­ond in the Tour­na­ment of Cham­pi­ons global round ear­lier this month and won sev­eral awards.

Prin­ci­pal Mike Mor­gan said the team, which also won the trophy for top ju­nior de­bat­ing team, were al­ready talk­ing about com­pet­ing again next year.

They com­peted against more than 100 teams from 26 coun­tries and were the only Aus­tralian team in the ju­nior di­vi­sion.

Ge­or­gia said the group made the most of au­tumn – jumping piles of leaves and ice-skat­ing at the iconic Rock­e­feller Cen­tre

“Peo­ple kept ask­ing us if we were from Bri­tain,” Ge­or­gia said.

Michelle also no­ticed some cul­tural dif­fer­ences.

“We asked for a toi­let and they didn’t know what that was – they call them re­strooms,” Michelle said.

Mor­gan said the group recre­ated scenes from J.D Salinger’s Catcher intheRye.

“We dis­cussed a lot of things while we walked through Cen­tral Park - we dis­cussed ducks,” Mor­gan said.

All three stu­dents said the trip in­spired them to pur­sue a univer­sity de­gree in the US.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d430974

Shen­ton Col­lege stu­dents Ge­or­gia Ngo, Michelle Lam and Mor­gan Crock­ett with the al­paca mas­cot of the Yale Tour­na­ment of Cham­pi­ons.

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