World Scholar Cup
DPSI students participated in the Global Round of World Scholar’s Cup held at Melbourne (August 17-24, 2018). 17 of our students participated both in the Junior and Senior categories. The World Scholar's Cup is an international team academic programme. 1047 schools participated from over 120 countries this year in three Global Rounds.The Melbourne Global Round witnessed participation of 1619 students from over 250 schools.
The students experienced scavenger hunts, keynote speeches, panel discussions, the signature Scholar’s Ball and the competitive and community-building events such as Debate Showcase and the Scholar’s Bowl. The trip to Melbourne also included some sightseeing and visit to the Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary where the students met penguins, koalas, and kangaroos.
DPSI students won accolades for the school and came back home with many medals and trophies. The awards were in the various event categories which included Debate, Team Challenge, Scholar Bowl and Collaborative Writing. Aanya Chowbey was selected as the top debater from India in the Junior Category and participated in Debate Showcase. Rashed Mehraf was one of the top debaters in the Senior Category and was selected as one of the panelist for Debate Showcase. One of our teams stood first in South Asia and eleventh overall. One of our students, Manya Malhotra won medals in all the six subject challenge – 2 Gold and 4 Silver medals.
Nine students have qualified for the annual Tournament of Champions at Yale University where they will learn more, debate and build new friendships among fellow scholars from all over the world.