Miriam College wins big at Yale University’s World Scholars’ Cup

A team of Miriam College students placed 9th overall, and 1st in Southeast Asia, in the senior division of the final round of the World Scholars’ Cup Tournament of Champions held at Yale University in November.

The All-Filipina team of Mary Katherine DJ San Miguel, Alyssa Santana, and Aleeza Moira Tiongson bested 330 other world teams composed of about 1,000 student finalists aged 11-16 years old.

The combined senior and junior division 16-member team brought home 90 medallions and 3 trophies.

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The Miriam College senior division team won from the World Scholar’s Cup:

  • 9 individual silver medals
  • 17 individual gold medals
  • 1 team silver medal
  • 3 team gold medals
  • 1 individual trophy
  • 2 team trophies

The junior division team won:

  • 23 individual silver medals
  • 22 individual gold medals
  • 9 team silver medals
  • 6 team gold medals

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The teams competed in the scholar’s bowl quiz, scholar’s challenge, collaborative writing, and debate.

The team of Miriam College Middle School and High School students competed among 2,200 scholars from 50 countries hosted by the Yale International Relations Association.

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