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Leon Meier withe the medals he won at the World Scholars Cup. He and his team were second Senior team in the Christchurch round of the competition.
Photo by Sandra Pooch

World Scholars Cup

Mrs S Pooch —

Burnside High School Gifted students excelled at this event

The artist Austin Kleon once advised his students, “Draw the art you want to see, play the music you want to hear, write the books you want to read, build the products you want to use.”

In designing the World Scholar’s Cup, the organising team have kept something similar in mind and designed a programme to challenge the exceptional students.

An amazing group of our young people participated in this weekend event. This was the first round ever to be held in Christchurch.

William Wray 10NTEM was the top Junior Scholar which is the top award.

Senior Boys team with Leon Meier 11WWNB, Joseph Fullerton 11WWNB and Joseph Grace 11SCSS were placed second Senior team. They were impressive in all sections of the competition.

Senior Boys team Owen Wong, Bryan Shin and Edward Zhou all 13SRT won the Senior writingE Wen Wong was best Senior writerTrophies photo attached.Unfortunately the qualifiers were not able to participate in the next round. 

As most are still back at school next year we are looking forward to more success in 2019.

Full team was Chenielle Clark 13TKB  Josiah Edwin 13SRT Joseph  Fullerton 11WWNB  Joseph Grace 11SCSS  Chloe Johnston 9NHDC  Leon  Meier 11WWNB  Piper  Pengelly  11NHWN  Bryan Shin 13SRT  Cole Tainui 10SDVD  Gagjalakshmi Thillaikkannan13LSS  Dom  Wilson10SCRF E Wen  Wong11WTAW  Owen  Wong13SRT William  Wray 10NTEM  Edward Zhou 13SRT