ISG students win over 130 medals in global academic challenge

Oman Saturday 07/September/2019 21:29 PM
By: Times News Service
ISG students win over 130 medals in global academic challenge

Muscat: Students of Indian School Al Ghubra in Muscat scooped top prizes in the global round of the World Scholar’s Cup, which was held in the Hague in the Netherlands.

The event, which showcased more than 2,500 students from 51 countries, revolved around the theme ‘a world on the margins.’

Twenty seven students from the Indian School Al Ghubra, namely Pranav R Nair, Janav S Gowda, Uday Pisharody, Suurya Krisno Ganti, Anoushka Anish, Azza Luqman, Alisha Amjad, Simran Kawatra, Niharika Lathish, Aditi Guru, Anshi Dasgupta, Meethi Sharma, Aashka Pankil Shah, Leah Varghese, Aimie Isaac, Simran Khanna, Britiparni Biswas, Nithin Krishnan M, Pallak Dhabalia, Fida Ayisha, Ankitha Anil, Rishab Shankar Dharan, Pooja Thalapathy, Eyakeyya Vithyashree S, Zainab Hussain, Diya Nibukumar Nair, and Janki Ram from grades 8, 9 and 10 were divided into three senior teams and six junior teams.

Accompanied by teachers Ritu Kunwar and Lakshmi Ajit Kumar, they participated in the global round of the World Scholars Cup that was held at Den Haag from 21 - 26 July.

The students bagged a total of 56 gold medals and 81 silver medals, with seven of the nine participating teams from ISG qualifying for the Tournament of Champions, which will be held at Yale University in the US this November.

In addition, Alisha Amjad was adjudged a ‘WOW Debater’ and a member of the judging panel for the debate showcase. The team comprising of Meethi Sharma, Aashka Pankil Shah and Leah Varghese were declared the third best qualifying team from the Middle East.

The participants emerged victorious in competitive events such as the team debate, collaborative writing, scholars’ challenge and scholar’s bowl. In the scholar’s scavenge, scholars were teamed with participants from other countries to explore a quintessentially Dutch venue (in this case, Rotterdam Zoo) and undertake a series of quirky challenges.

Azza Luqman, Anoushka Anish, Pallak Dabalia, Meethi Sharma, Zainab Hussain, Fida Ayisha, Niharika Lathish and Ankitha Anil exhibited their talents to the global community during the Scholar's Show. The cultural fair was a chance for scholars to experience a plethora of customs and traditions practiced across the world.

According to the students, the city tour showcasing the scenic beauty of Amsterdam was enthralling. The icing on the cake was the scholar’s ball where scholars from all over the world celebrated with joy. ISG scholars hope for more glory and acclaim at the upcoming Tournament of Champions.