Miriam College Middle School students bagged several gold and silver medals at the recently concluded 2019 World Scholar’s Cup Tournament of Champions held at Yale University, USA from November 7 to 12, 2019.
Two Junior Division teams composed of Jamie Carelle Antonio, Elisah Korinne Liban, and Anika Kristin Cajigal (Team 486) and Razel Baluan, Isabella Gabrielle Capulong, and Alyssa Gabrielle Pascual (Team 487) pitted against thousands of scholars coming from 62 countries as they participated in four standard round events – the Scholar’s Challenge, Collaborative Writing, Team Debate, and the Scholar’s Bowl.
The two teams brought home 12 gold and 20 silver medals for both team and individual categories. Elisah Korinne Liban was named a Champion Scholar and the Top Junior Division Scholar for MCMS.
Furthermore, two Middle School students joined the High School in the Senior (Open) Division. Riana Nicole Valdez and Kristen Mariel Dioko also made an impressive performance as they contributed 8 gold and 4 silver medals combined to the total medal haul of the delegation in the said division.
With this year’s theme, “A World on the Margins,” the tournament covered topic-based subjects and issues - Unsolved Mysteries for Special Area, Neglected Histories for History, On the Edge of Society for Social Studies, Enabling Technologies for Science, Louder than Words for Art and Music, and Voices from the Margins for Literature.
In addition to the four main events, the students took part in non-competitive activities which enhanced friendship and camaraderie among the scholars. The activities included the Scholar’s Scavenge, Scholar’s Ball, Scholar’s Show, and the Cultural Fair.
The MS teams were coached by Ms. Ida-Karla Manzo and Ms. Patriluz Manongsong.