Lyceum University Batangas bags 9 golds in World Scholar’s Cup at Yale University

LPU Batangas World Scholar's Cup
The trio of high school students from Lyceum of the Philippines University-Batangas brought honor to their school and the Philippines. Credits to LPU Batangas.

The Lyceum of the Philippines University-Batangas (LPU-Batangas) High School team won and hauled in 19 medals from the just-concluded 2019 World Scholar’s Cup Tournament of Champions held from November 8-13 at Yale University, Connecticut, USA.

The LPU Batangas delegation, composed of Kielle Imrei Tria, Yvette Frances Ortega, and Mark Joshua Noche mentored by LPU Batangas High School Assistant principal Jamie Lee F. Mendoza won 9 gold and 10 silver medals in competitions that drew a total of 2,700 competitors from 61 countries.

The LPU Batangas High School team’s Individual Medal Tally:
* Kielle Imrei A. Tria (Grade 11) – 6 gold medals and 5 silver medals
* Yvette Frances E. Ortega (Grade 11) – 2 gold medals and 2 silver medals
* Mark Joshua V. Noche (Grade 10) -1 gold medal and 3 silver medals

Prior to the Tournament of Champions at Yale, the Lyceans first participated in the World Scholar’s Cup 2019 Mini Global Rounds which drew over 1,500 students from 28 countries to the competitions held at Resorts World Manila on September 6-11. The LPU Batangas team won 23 gold medals, 8 silver medals, and 2 trophies.

The annual Tournament of Champions of the World Scholar’s Cup brings together the best of the World Scholar’s Cup from different countries. The tournament went through a series of local competitions leading up to a final tournament that is hosted by the Yale University-Yale International Relations Association.

Not just Tournaments

The LPU team not only won medals but they are also taking home some precious experience as they were given the opportunity to observe and absorb the life and culture at the prestigious Yale University.

They were given a chance to interact with and learn from Yale students and their faculty. They ate Yale Dining Hall food, met keynote speakers and professors. They attended a special panel that introduced them to college life at Yale and tips on how to use their World Scholar’s Cup experience to help their Admission if they decide to go to Yale.

They were given a tour of some of their beautiful historic venues and treated to a debate showcase and scholar shows in their famous Shubert Theatre and Yale’s own Woolsey Hall.

And to top it all they were given special thanksgiving meal and got to mingle with other participants and a chance to experience to have a dance in a Yale Ball.

Filipino high school students have shown excellence in world competitions, among them, the Dr. Yanga Colleges team which won gold at the World Robot Olympiad, Angeles City Science High School students honored at the Intel ISEF in Arizona, and the bemedalled math kids at the South Africa Mathematics Competition.

SEND congratulations in the comments below to the LPU Batangas High School students for shining brightly at the World Scholar’s Cup!

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Eldan is an experienced online content writer who finds fulfillment in sharing the good side of the news to Filipinos.