World Scholar's Cup Regional Champions

Over 230 Years 5-12 students from four Gold Coast schools competed in the recent World Scholar's Cup in Term 1, hosted by our College, and during the two incredible days of competition students enjoyed debating, writing, quizzes and so much more. Hillcrest Christian College successfully won both the Junior and Senior Divisions of the inaugural World Scholar's Cup regional round on the Gold Coast.

Congratulations to the following students who are 2019 Regional Round Champions and will now go on to compete in the Global Round in Sydney later this year.


Congratulations Jessie Duduc, Julia Brand and Samara Ballinger.

  • Team Challenge - 2nd
  • Team Bowl - 1st
  • Team Debate - 3rd 
  • Team Writing - 6th 

Congratulations Eathan Waters, Paris Firgaira and Alexis Chau.

  • Team Debate - 1st 
  • Team Writing - 3rd 
  • Team Challenge - 2nd 
  • Team Bowl - 9th

The World Scholar's Cup was soooo fun, it was the best experience and I loved every bit of it. Sign me up for next year!
Hillcrest JLC student

Many of our teams have now automatically qualified for the Global Rounds later this year, and a number of our students also received medals for their achievements at the competition, and we congratulate every participant for their efforts. 

A few of the top performances are listed below:

Junior Division

Other Team Results

  • Team Debate 3rd  – Jed Gregory, Jayden Adams, Giselle Chau
  • Team Writing 2nd – Caitlin Brodie, Elise McGeorge, Emily Snowden


  • Debate 4th Paris Firgaira
  • Debate 2nd Jayden Adams
  • Writing 3rd Jayden Adams
  • Challenge Science 1st Brandon Tong
  • Challenge Literature 1st Alexius Chau
  • DaVinci Award – Daniel Ardern

Asimov Award for top performer on Scholar's Challenge

  • Alexis Chau

Top Ten Individual Scholars

  • 3rd Alexis Chau
  • 4th Paris Firgaira
  • 10th Jed Gregory
Senior Division


  • Senior Debate 5th Eva Marks
  • Challenge Arts 1st Lachlan Hammersley
  • DaVinci Award 2nd Hollie McConnel

Top Ten Individual Scholars

  • 5th Jessie Duduc
  • 6th Samara Ballinger
  • 9th Eva Marks

Our students and staff were amazing ambassadors for our College and have received many compliments from the visiting schools and the World Scholar's Cup organisers. Thank you to all involved in this huge undertaking!