Lancers Take on the World

From left to right: Noah Sisson '16, Bettina Lee '16, Zachary Damir '16, Japhet Quitzon '16, Simon Lindinger '18 (Switzerland), Christian Billings '16. Photo credit: Elizabeth Serhan

In mid-July, five La Salle Lancers competed in the World Scholar’s Global Round held in the beautiful city of Prague in the Czech Republic. Zach Damir ’16, Bettina Lee ’16 and Japhet Quitzon ’16 comprised Team One and Christian Billings ’16 and Noah Sisson ’16 were paired with Simon Lindinger ’18 from the GEMS school in Geneva, Switzerland to complete as Team Two. The theme of this year’s Global Round was “An Imperfect World” with over 500 students competing, representing 30 countries. Both teams spent months preparing for the Global Round which tested their knowledge in Crime and Justice, History, Science, Literature, the Arts and Social Studies.

The La Salle teams stepped up to the challenge and were awarded numerous team trophies and individual medals. Most notable is that La Salle Team One placed 2nd overall earning the World Scholars Cup and Bettina, Japhet, Noah and Zach were named Champion Scholars. Bettina was named as La Salle’s top scholar. The Lancers also took home the First Place trophy for the Scholars Bowl. Team Two placed 19th, qualifying both teams for the Tournament of Champions to be held at Yale University in November, 2016.

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