A team of Monroe Middle schoolers won top awards at the World Scholars Cup regional tournament in San Jose last week. In a series of different challenges, the 16 students—fifth, sixth and seventh graders—analyzed, collaborated, tested and debated their way to earn multiple honors, including Top Junior Team and Top Junior Scholar.
The wins have earned the team an invitation to one of the three Global Rounds this summer, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Barcelona, Spain; or Melbourne, Australia. Top qualifiers compete at the annual Tournament of Champions at Yale University in the fall.
The World Scholar’s Cup is an international team academic competition with students participating from over 50 countries. The competition was founded in 2006 by study materials company DemiDec, “to motivate students of all backgrounds to discover new strengths and practice new skills.”
The events include the Scholars Challenge, Collaborative Writing, Team Debate and Scholars Bowl, covering a wide variety of subjects including science, literature, arts, music, history and current events.
Monroe Middle School is part of the Campbell Union School District.