St. Luke’s Episcopal School (SLES) will send nine students to be Barcelona, Spain for the international round of the World Scholar’s Cup in July 2018. The three teams of SLES students will represent their school and San Antonio as they compete against 2,500 scholars representing 50 countries in a week-long academic competition consisting of team debates, collaborative essay writing, scholars challenge exams, and the scholar’s bowl. The competition covers six subject matters including science, literature, social studies, history, the arts, and human relationships.
The students from St. Luke’s Episcopal School qualified by reaching the international point threshold at the World Scholar’s Cup regional competition in Houston on May 19. During the regional competition, St. Luke’s students were awarded first place in the Writing and Challenge Exams. Additionally, three individuals placed in the top five overall scholars out of all the junior division competitors.
“I am very proud of how our students performed in Houston. There are pages and pages of material that is covered in the competition, and our students worked hard to prepare. I am excited for them to compete alongside students from all over the world in Spain this July. This will be a life changing experience for these students and an opportunity for us to proudly represent St. LUke’s and San Antonio on a global stage.” – Christopher Duke, Middle Level Division Head and World Scholars Cup Coach.