The Tournament of Champions (TOC) brings together the best of the World Scholar’s Cup hosted at Yale University in the United States of America. The TOC is the pinnacle event for the World Scholars Cup which brings together the top teams from the three Global Rounds (Athens, Hanoi and Cape Town). Over 1 000 students from all over the world participated. This is the first time as a school we are participating in this event. Greensteds was represented by 8 Students who had qualified from the Greece round held in July. The students won many medals in various categories and as a school we are proud of their achievement.
World Scholars Patron
During the Tournament of Champions at Yale University, I experienced many firsts. I experienced autumn for the first time (and resolved never to complain about tropical weather). I ate Yale Dining Hall food for the first time. I visited some of the best universities in the world, two of which (Harvard and MIT University) are Ivy League schools. I realized that there are opportunities lurking beyond the confines of my comfort zone, just waiting for me to reach out. I was also severely jetlagged.
The World Scholars Cup has helped me broaden my horizons and aspire to continuously challenge myself. My only regret is that there was not enough time to soak in all the new experiences and make more priceless memories.
Year 11 Student