JTC stu­dent named top Aussie

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John XXIII Col­lege Year 10 stu­dent Emily Tyson ex­celled at the re­cent World Scholar’s Cup Tour­na­ment of Cham­pi­ons at Yale Univer­sity in the US.

In an out­stand­ing per­for­mance, Emily won nine gold medals and re­ceived the award for the top in­di­vid­ual per­former from all Aus­tralian schools.

Her team­mates, Ben Lin­sten and Alexan­dra Pan­ther, also picked up three gold medals each, and the John XXIII team was un­de­feated in de­bat­ing.

The se­nior divi­sion com­pe­ti­tion in­volved more than 900 top stu­dents from 56 coun­tries, and was the grand fi­nale af­ter re­gional and global rounds were held around the world ear­lier in the year.

Emily said the best part of the Tour­na­ment of Cham­pi­ons was see­ing how all the hard work that they had put in paid off.

“In­di­vid­u­ally we had each put in 500-plus hours of study and work, and fi­nally see­ing what our ef­forts had cre­ated was in­cred­i­bly re­ward­ing,” she said.

“An­other part of the ex­pe­ri­ence that will stay with me al­ways was the friend­ships that I formed.

“Mak­ing friends from In­done­sia, Canada, Zim­babwe, Thai­land and so many more was some­thing that helped me to bet­ter un­der­stand other cul­tures and lives.”

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