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BEACON ACADEMY DELEGATES PLACE IN TOP 100 AT WORLD SCHOLAR’S CUP TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS AT YALE UNIVERSITY
The Beacon Academy's WSC delegation composed of Mattia Abad, Nuria Benitez, and Summer Merida won several medals and placed 98th out of over 300 teams at the recent World Scholar's Cup Tournament of Champions held in Yale University, Connecticut, USA!
Individual awards were also given to the Academy’s delegates:
Group Ranking - 21
Silver in Arts
Silver in Social Studies
Silver in Special Area
Silver in Science
Gold in Literature (19th out of 900+ scholars)
Silver - Overall Scholar's Challenge
OVERALL TEAM AND INDIVIDUAL RANKING
Team - 98
91 - Nuria
181 – Summer
We are very proud of our team! But we recognize that the experience and opportunity to participate in this global network was made possible through the kind assistance of a number of donations and we are truly grateful to those who believed in the Beacon Academy and wanted our community to reach for greater heights.
The Beacon Academy is a non-profit global high school for students from grades 9-12. It is located just 40 minutes from Makati in a green campus in Biñan, Laguna. The Beacon Academy applies Discussion-Based Learning in many of its classes: a teaching method that encourages thoughtful discourse and understanding of materials rather than memorization.
The World Scholar's Cup (WSC) is an international academic competition with students participating from across the globe. The competition was founded in 2006 and has continued to attract what it describes as "a global community of future scholars and leaders.” Using four events: team debates, scholar’s bowl, collaborative writing, and scholar’s challenge, the WSC encourages students to discover their limitless potential. It also aims to bring students from different backgrounds and cultures together to discuss global issues that are relevant today and for the future.