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