Kinross College students bring home medal haul from World Scholars Cup

Kinross College took part in the World Scholars Cup - 2018 Tournament of Champions.
Kinross College took part in the World Scholars Cup - 2018 Tournament of Champions.

FIVE Kinross College students have returned from the US as champions.

After being successful in both the Perth round and Melbourne global round of the World Scholars Cup – 2018 Tournament of Champions, five students from years 7 to 10 headed to the prestigious Yale University.

Students from more than 50 countries take part in the World Scholar’s Cup, which focuses on bringing students from different cultures together to discuss issues and ideas relevant to today.

Events included scavenger hunts, team debates, collaborative writing, the Scholar’s Bowl (fast-paced group problem-solving) and the Scholar’s Challenge (critical thinking, decision-making).

Representing Kinross College, Nurul Farzana Zulkernain (Year 7) won one gold and five silver medals, Matilda Elphick (Year 7) won one gold and four silver, Nurul Izzah Zulkernain (Year 10) won one gold, and both Vienna Hjelte-Lachs (Year 8) and Ella Smith (Year 9) won one silver each.

Matilda Elphick, Nurul Farzana Zulkernain, Nurul Izzah Zulkernain, Vienna Hjelte-Lachs and Ella Smith.

Before the students took part in the tournament, the school had a visit from World Scholar’s Cup founder Daniel Berdichevsky.

The school was one of four representing WA, along with Presbyterian Ladies, Scotch and Shenton colleges.