33 students from the Middle and Senior Schools of the Australian International School Malaysia (AISM), competed in the World Scholar’s Cup Regional Round in Hanoi, Vietnam recently. In total, they were awarded with a staggering 268 medals and 21 trophies. All students won at least one medal and each of them qualified for the Global Round event in Kuala Lumpur next month. Accompanied by three teachers, it was the first time the cohort, known fondly as the ‘Scholaroos’, had competed overseas since 2014. Over two long days of competition, the students competed in four different events and performed spectacularly well.
Some fantastic achievements included student Megan Yap, on her Individual Award, winning the Scholar’s Challenge (Junior Division) across all subjects. She was also Champion Scholar (Junior Division) for the whole competition. Student Xuan Lin Tan was awarded the trophy for the Second Placed Scholar (Senior Division) across all subjects, was first place in Collaborative Writing (Senior Division), and was the second placed Scholar (Senior Division) for the whole competition. Other students had gone on to win individual and team awards in the Junior and Senior Divisions for debating, collaborative writing, and the Scholars Challenge.
These excellent results were a product of hard work, the group been training since February this year attending three sessions a week. The students owe their success to their teachers, for their time, guidance and support provided. The Scholaroos represented the School with pride and even took the opportunity to come on stage to sing the Australian and Malaysian national anthems, proving to be wonderful ambassadors for AISM.
At AISM, students are encouraged to explore, excel and extend their learning, both in and out of the classroom. The World Scholar’s Cup is one of the annual competitions the school participates in to help extend student learning and make connections between their learning and the real world.