Southville Las Pinas wins big at World Scholar’s Cup at Yale University, 83 Golds

Las Pinas World Scholar's Cup
Southville International School and Colleges hauls in a total of 175 medals at the WSC TOC. Credits to Southville.

More Filipino champions at the Yale tourney for scholars! Southville International School and Colleges in Las Pinas, south of Manila, hauled a massive 175 medals – including 83 Golds – at the 2019 World Scholar’s Cup (WSC) – Tournament of Champions held in Yale University.

The Southville team of 35 members picked up 83 golds and 92 silver medals in the global finals of the tournament held from November 8-13 at Connecticut’s premier university.

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The medal haul this year bested Southville’s performance in the 2018 edition of the tournament which gave the school 66 gold and 43 silver medals. Southville’s delegation at the 2019 WSC was among the 570 champion teams from 61 countries that participated in the academic games.

Southville’s Dalton Emanuel Mojica, of the Senior Division, ranked Top 26 among the 2,700 delegates “to become the leading scholar from the Philippines”, says the school’s report sent to Good News Pilipinas.

“We are in awe of the achievements of our students. The team’s winning is a testament of how our 5C’s Core Values- Character, Commitment to Achieve, Competence, Collaboration and Creativity, – come into play as our students excel not only in local but also in global competitions. Kudos also to our teachers who served as their mentors and to our parents who have believed in our thrust as an institution,” shares Southville principal Marie Vic Suarez.

The 2019 WSC Tournament of Champions competed in the tournament’s point-earning events: Scholar’s Bowl, Scholar’s Challenge, Collaborative Writing, and Team Debate and were tested across 6 areas of discipline: Literature, Social Studies, Science and Technology, Art & Music, History, and Special Area.

The World Scholar’s Cup aims to provide a different taste of academic competitions and conferences; a celebration of the joy of learning, a tournament as rewarding for the team that came in last as the team that came in first, and an enrichment opportunity that motivated students not just to demonstrate their existing strengths but to discover new ones.

The World Scholar’s Cup Tournament of Champions in Yale University this year gave Filipinos much to celebrate about as Grace Christian College took the Overall Junior Champions title and Lyceum of the Philippines University-Batangas brought home more golds and medals.

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