By: D. Yoo
From the 21st to the 22nd of October, St. Paul’s school hosted the World scholar’s cup. Many students from different schools participated, such as British School of Brazil, St. Nicholas, and Pueri domus.
During the weekend, there were lots of competitions, such as: creative writing, debate, Scholar’s challenge and the Scholar’s bowl. So, let’s get to these subjects.
The debate: simply put, you and your team members go against another group to argue a given statement. There are total 3 rounds and, if you win, you will meet another group and move forwards. After three rounds, the winning team will be discovered and get a trophy.
Collaborative writing: it was one of the important subjects. The judges will give you the statement for each subject and you need to write your perspective, whether you support it not. This takes an 1 hour and 15 mins.
What I suggest you do is bring your own computer since they will give you 15-minute research time to get more ideas about what to write.
Scholar’s bowl: It is the most interesting part of all. Your team gets clickers and you need to choose the right answer. This will teach you the importance of the money. Every round, you need to bet money so that if you win, you will get double points. However, if you don’t get it correct, you will lose the money that you bet for the question.
For the finale, it is alpaca time. The alpaca is a symbol of the world’s scholars cup. If you participate, you will get at least 1 doll of alpaca.
If your team is in top 10, your team is qualified to the global round. You might go to Yale university if you pass another round. It depends how you do It all the time.