Miriam College hosted the World Scholars Cup Manila Round for the second time last February 25-26. Through the assistance of the English and Social Science teachers from the Middle and High School units, the school was able to manage the event participated in by over 350 students and teachers from more than 10 schools.
Joining the competition were students from the Miriam College Middle School (MCMS) and Miriam College High School (MCHS).
The MCMS delegation once again bagged various awards and qualified for the Global Round. They brought home a total of four trophies, 33 gold junior medals, and 72 silver junior honor medals in the areas of Scholar’s Challenge, Team Debate, Scholar’s Bowl, Collaborative Writing, and Special Awards.
Audrey Jamito of Grade 8- Badjao was hailed Champion Scholar of the entire Junior Division and the School Top Scholar. She also won 1st place in Debate Champions category and 2nd place in the Writing Champions category.
Joie Ocampo of 8-Kalinga placed 2nd in Scholar’s Bowl Literature category and 3rd in Scholar’s Bowl All Subjects category.
Jasmihn Tiggangay of 8-Kalinga won 3rd place in Collaborative Writing, Zoie Irasusta of 7- Muñoz Palma placed 3rd in Scholar’s Bowl Literature category, and Anika Kristin Cajigal of 6- Kudyapi won 3rd place in the Da Vinci Scholar category.
The team of Antionette Kathleen Se, Audrey Jamito, and Jasmihn Tiggangay bagged 1st place in Top Debate Teams category and 2nd place in Top Writing Teams category while the team of Steffi De Chavez, Maia Anika Punzalan, and Zoie Irasusta placed 3rd in the latter category.
All teams in the MCMS delegation will advance to the Global Round which will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Melbourne, Australia; and Barcelona, Spain. They may choose to compete in any of these countries.
The MCHS likewise bagged awards at the Manila Round.
The team of Aki Billanes, Cheska Firmalo and Bienne De Guzman was named Top 1 Team for Debate for the senior category. Andrea Vitan, Jade Vega, and Alexandra Co were ranked 2nd in the Scholars Bowl. They were also named the Top 10 team for the Writing Category. These two teams likewise ranked 3rd and 4th overall in the senior category.
In the subject specific awards, MCHS proved their mettle in the fields of Literature, History, Arts, Social Science, and Special Areas and Science. Six teams or a total of 18 high school students will represent the school in the Global Round in June.
If MCMS and MCHS win in the Global round, they will all move to the finals which will be held at Yale University.