Students Earn Top Honors in World Scholars Cup Tournament
Congratulations to Monroe Middle School's Team
March 13, 2018; San Jose, Calif.—A team of Monroe Middle Schoolers won top awards at the World Scholars Cup regional tournament in San Jose this week. In a series of different challenges, the 16 students, mostly 7th and 8th graders and one 5th grader, analyzed, collaborated, tested and debated their way to earn multiple honors, including Top Junior Team and Top Junior Scholar.
The wins have earned most of the students an invitation to one of the three Global Rounds this summer. More than 5,000 scholars from over 50 countries will gather for events in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (June 18 – 23), Barcelona, Spain (July 22-27), or Melbourne, Australia (August 17-21). Top qualifiers in the global rounds are invited to compete at the annual Tournament of Champions at Yale University in the fall.
The World Scholar's Cup is an international team academic program with students participating from over 50 countries. The competition was founded in 2006 “to motivate students of all backgrounds to discover new strengths and practice new skills, and to inspire a global community of future scholars and leaders.”
Monroe Middle School is one of 12 public schools in the Campbell Union School District. Located in San Jose, California, Monroe Middle School educates more than 900 students in grades 5 through 8.