Sorrento: Sacred Heart College hosts Perth round of World Scholar’s Cup

Elizabeth Martin, Kai Schlegl and Natasha Re placed second overall.
Elizabeth Martin, Kai Schlegl and Natasha Re placed second overall.

SACRED Heart College recently hosted 440 students from 17 schools for the Perth round of the annual World Scholar’s Cup.

The competition involves two days of writing, debating, a 120-question multiple choice test and the Scholar’s Bowl where every team gets a buzzer and is asked questions to answer before time runs out.

Students are then scored and receive awards as teams as well as individually.

There were 330 students in the junior competition for years 7 to 9 and 110 in the senior competition for years 10 to 12.

The Sorrento school came first in the junior division for top individual debaters and individual history, and came second overall as well as in top debating teams, Scholar’s Bowl teams, challenge teams, individual art and music and individual literature.

The Year 9 team of Elizabeth Martin, Natasha Re and Kai Schlegl, who placed second overall, will represent the college at the global round in Melbourne in August.