A group of International Baccalaureate students from Cobourg Collegiate Institute is off to Sidney, Australia to compete in an elite competition known as the World Scholars Cup in August.
The five students won a major championship in Toronto in June to qualify. Two Grade 12 students, Xander Crook, and Dan Noronha, along with Grade 11 students Marilee Archer, Ambrosia Day and Lucy Tong are currently training for the prestigious event which involves a complex four-part competition. They must answer a multi-choice quiz, write essays, solve analytical questions and debate another team.
The youth are led by CCI business teacher Dorothy Noronha with the help of parents. The team is holding fundraising events to help defray the $4,500 per person costs to participate. For more information on how you can support the team go here.
To hear the team members talk about the competition and their success, listen to this podcast.
Originally aired: July 19, 2019