Young scholars ready to match minds with best

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

SIX stu­dents will rep­re­sent Iona Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege at the World Scholar’s Cup in Malaysia this week.

The girls com­peted in a re­gional round of the World Scholar’s Cup, held at Shen­ton Col­lege at the be­gin­ning of June, where they qual­i­fied for the global round of the com­pe­ti­tion.

This year was just the sec­ond year that Aus­tralia has been in­cluded in the com­pe­ti­tion, which cov­ers team de­bat­ing, col­lab­o­ra­tive writ­ing, prob­lem-solv­ing and crit­i­cal think­ing.

Com­peti­tors can also par­tic­i­pate in an op­tional tal­ent show.

Gifted and tal­ented co­or­di­na­tor Louise Ormesher said the team com­peted in the re­gional round with gusto and showed ex­em­plary sports­man­ship.

“We are de­lighted that they were tri­umphant in their ef­forts, walk­ing away with many medals, two tro­phies and qual­i­fy­ing for the na­tional rounds held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,” Ms Ormesher said.

The team is made up of Year 8 stu­dents Philippa New­man, Brid­get Bradley and Jas­min Em­ble­ton and Year 9 stu­dents Kim­ber­ley Hince, Talei Wil­liams and Rachelle Dol­lar.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie­mu­ni­ d439593

Iona’s World Scholar’s Cup team of Jas­min Em­ble­ton, Talei Wil­liams, Rachelle Dol­lar, Kim­ber­ley Hince, Philippa New­man and Brid­get Bradley.

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