Thirty-three students from Pathways school Noida recently took part in the global round of the World Scholars cup that was held at Barcelona from the 21st to 27th of July. There were over 2100 students from 57 countries who participated in this inter-school competition. The students competed at various levels and in different formats: Debating, Writing, Scholars bowl and Scholars challenge. Pathways students won several accolades on this international platform and 33 students have qualified for the final round to be held at Yale University, later this year.
Earlier, the teams from Pathways School Noida had stood first in the South East Asian region in both Junior (under 14) and Senior (14 & above) age divisions. In Barcelona, the Junior team stood 13th amongst the 330 teams participating. The Senior Team (24 students) won a total of 94 silver medals, 61 gold medals and 2 trophies. The Junior Team 9 students) won a total of 79 silver medals, 51 gold medals and 4 trophies.
Prachi Sharma, a student from the school, was selected for the Debate Showcase, which is an opportunity given to students who have made it to the top 10 in the debate category. Dev Vaidya was adjudged the school’s Top Scholar. In the junior division, Arushi Lakhanpal achieved the 6th position amongst the top 10 students in the Subject Challenge. She was also the top Junior Scholar from the school.
Ms. Divya Pandanda, member of the Pathways School Noida faculty, received the “Coach of the year” award in recognition of her endeavour in mentoring students for this competition. One of the senior students, Jaskaran Singh performed Ed Sheeran’s “Don’t” to resounding applause from the large audience seated in the magnificent under water auditorium at Barcelona’s Convention Centre.