La Salle High School Students Finish 6th Overall in International Tournament of Champions Academic Competition

In the final round of the premier global academic competition for high school students, Zachary Damir ’16, Bettina Lee ’16, and Japhet Quitzon ’16 of La Salle High School represented the United States of America and finished as the top team in the Americas, and 6th overall in the world in the Tournament of Champions in the 2016 World’s Scholar Cup.

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Together the team won 34 individual and team medals in four events: the Scholar’s Bowl, Scholar’s Challenge, Collaborative Writing, and Team Debate. Japhet Quitzon ranked as the 13th best scholar in the competition.

Hosted at Yale University, the Tournament of Champions invited over 700 scholars from over 40 countries that were the top teams from the Global Rounds. La Salle students finished 3rd place overall in the Los Angeles regional round and 2nd overall in the Global Round in Prague in order to qualify for the Tournament of Champions.

This year’s topic was An Imperfect World, and covered the subjects of Art, History, Social Studies, Literature, Science, and the Special Area of Crime and Justice.

La Salle High School, 3880 E. Sierra Madre Blvd., Pasadena, (626) 351-8951 or visit




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