Success for Sydney scholars on world stage

Students from Randwick Boys High School were among those who participated in the World Scholar’s Cup in New York late last year. Luke Horton reports.

Image: Students Anthony Katz, Dean Borrett-Foundis and Edward Williams were accompanied by teachers Nick Benson and Anupreet Kounsal.

Three year 10 students from Randwick Boys High School have demonstrated their scholarly talents on the world stage.

Anthony Katz, Dean Borrett-Foundis and Edward Williams represented the school at the recent World Scholar’s Cup in New York.

The 2022 World Scholar’s Cup involved 450 students from 250 schools across 70 countries participating in various team and individual challenges in November at Yale University.

Randwick Boys High was the only public school from Australia represented and, as a team, finished 10th in the final standings for the Australasia and Americas regional zone.

The World Scholar’s Cup started in 2007 as an inclusive academic tournament to celebrate learning.

It aims to enrich and motivate students to demonstrate their existing academic strengths as well as discover new ones, with the goal of inspiring a global community of future scholars and leaders.

“This was an incredibly rewarding experience for our students to showcase their talents and abilities on the world stage in a unique environment where learning is encouraged and embraced,” Randwick Boys High School principal Lance Raskall said.

“I’m so proud of the efforts of Anthony, Dean and Edward in how well they represented not just our school, but public education in NSW and Australia on a global stage.”

The Randwick Boys High School team finished 11th in the debate competition and 23rd in the collaborative writing challenge.

Dean Bourett-Foundis finished in the top 20 students overall, while all three boys received individual medals for their efforts across multiple challenges.

The students, supported by teachers Nick Benson and Anupreet Kounsal, also joined with Queensland’s Hillcrest Christian College to promote Australian culture among the world teams represented during the event.

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