Executive Update Series | 11 September 2019

Hillcrest Scholars set to take on the World

The World Scholar’s Cup is an esteemed academic program involving more than 50,000 students from around the world, each year. Hillcrest joined the program in 2019 and our participating students have enjoyed an exciting and successful first year of competition.

The 2019 Cup began with our College hosting the inaugural Gold Coast Regional Round in April, where we welcomed over 200 students from Gold Coast schools. Our students performed very well and won both the Junior and Senior divisions of the Round. From there, our top three teams were selected to travel to Sydney in August, where they competed in the Global Round against 2,200 students from 30 countries. This was an incredible experience for our students, and a unique opportunity for them to connect with young scholars from all over the world. At the end of the five days of intense competition, our Hillcrest team members received at least two medals each, and our top scholar received an impressive tally of nine medals, across all of the events. As a small contingent, Hillcrest produced one of the best school results out of all the nations represented. Our Junior Team was ranked in the Top 3 schools from Queensland, and the Top 15 from Australia, qualifying for the Tournament of Champions at Yale University in November. Our other two teams also received qualification to this culminating event. We have one team confirmed to travel to this Tournament to represent Hillcrest. Alexis Chau, Samara Ballinger, and Eathan Waters will be heading to Connecticut in Week 5 next term, where they will compete for five days against teams from 70 different countries. 

Congratulations to all of our 2019 World Scholars Cup participants, and thanks to our teachers and families who have supported these students throughout this year’s competition.