The Thistle - An E-Newsletter of Scotch College, Perth, Western Australia

World Scholar's Cup

The World Scholar's Cup is an international academic team competition with students participating from over 82 countries worldwide. Competing three-member teams participate in debating, team and individual quizzes, and essay writing, on topics including; Black Markets and Cryptocurrencies, The History of Diplomacy, The Science of Memory, as well as an annual "special area", which for this year was exploring the complex nature of human relationships.

WA Regional Round

Every one of the participating students performed exceptionally well in representing Scotch College and Scotch placed 10th overall in the individual Junior category.

William Steinberg (Year 10, Brisbane)

5th place overall Senior team

Max Vaughan (Year 11, Alexander), Jack Adams (Year 11, Alexander), Owen Edgar (Year 11, Ferguson)

3rd place overall Junior team

Heath Muller (Year 9, Ross), Oscar Clements (Year 9, Alexander) and Xavier Dry (Year 9, St Andrews)

2nd Place overall Senior team

Sam Wake (Year 10, Brisbane), William Steinberg (Year 10, Brisbane) and Daniel Wiese (Year 10, Keys)

Global Round, Melbourne

Four of our teams, with boys from Years 7 to 10, went on to compete in the Global Round in Melbourne, which included no fewer than 1,700 students from 27 different countries.

While there were many strong performances the most notable achievements, especially given the huge field of competitors.

8th place overall individual Junior student

Pearson Chambel (Year 9, St Andrews)

3rd place overall individual Junior student

Heath Muller (Year 9, Ross)

2nd place overall Debate Team

Heath Muller (Year 9, Ross), Pearson Chambel (Year 9, St Andrews), Xavier Dry (Year 9, St Andrews)

Overall Champion Junior Team

Heath Muller (Year 9, Ross), Pearson Chambel (Year 9, St Andrews), Xavier Dry (Year 9, St Andrews)

Congratulations also to Mr Sam Sterrett for winning the World Scholar's Cup Coach of the Year Award.