On January 30 & 31, 2015, the Bahrain Regional Round of the World Scholar’s Cup Competition took place at St Christopher’s School. Students from 5 schools across the Kingdom competed in teams of three in two age groups. Participating schools include: AMA International School, the Indian School Bahrain, British School Bahrain, Riffa Views International School and St Christopher’s School. This year the theme was ‘The World Unbound’ with students learning and debating about how new technology, history, art, music and literature have influence on the development of mankind.
AMA’s delegation include Christia Ilagan of 12-A, Ayesha Ahmed of 11-IB, and Cristina Clark of 10- IG, with their coach Mr. Jomar Mallannao under the supervision of the coordinator of the English Department, Mr. Gilbert Mendoza.
The AMA team joined in the following categories namely, Team Debate, Collaborative Writing, Scholar’s Challenge and Scholar’s Bowl. In all four events, the AMA team garnered places and in the awarding ceremonies, medals were given out individually and as a team. For the Senior Division Team Awards, our competitors garnered the 3rd place in both Collaborative Writing and Scholar’s Challenge. They also ranked 5th in Team Debate and placed 9th in the Scholar’s Bowl. All three members of the team ranked auspiciously in each event with Ayesha Ahmed being the top scorer winning 12 medals and a plaque. Cristina Clark got 9 medals and Christia Ilagan, 7 medals. As a team, they achieved the 2nd place for the Best Rookie Team /Best Newcomer Award, qualifying them for the Global Round which will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on June 22-26, 2015.
The World Scholar’s Cup is a fun, challenging and academic competition that runs regional competitions in over 30 countries. The best performing students in the competition at Kuala Lumpur in June will have the chance to be part in the ‘Tournament of Champions’ at Yale University in the United States in November.