Students Liu Feimei, Wang Ziyu and Vavo with their trophy
Published on Thursday, 26 April 2012 16:22
n April 9th and 10th, AHSP
member school Beijing No. 4 High School sent seven students to participate in the Beijing round of the World Scholar’s Cup, a global academic competition for high school students. In teams of three, students can compete in oral debate, persuasive writing or in a “quiz bowl” style multiple choice contest. There is also an individual multiple choice exam. Questions are drawn from such fields as science, literature, geography, history, current affairs and art.
This year is the first time AHSP students have taken part in the prestigious competition. Accompanied by their foreign teacher Sarah, the students competed in the persuasive writing section, with one team, comprised of Liu Feimei, Wang Ziyu and Vavo, taking first prize. This summer the three students will travel to Bangkok to take part in the global finals.
The World Scholar’s Cup is an annual competition which attracts students from over 40 countries. Though it is technically a competition, it is also focused on bringing students from around the world together to discuss current and future issues facing the world. The American High School Program tries to instill a global vision in its students, and international academic events such as the World Scholar’s Cup and the contact with students from other countries and cultures are important for developing this vision.