Greetings fellow educators!

This past November, middle and high school students from over 50 countries (including Bulgaria!) participated at the World Scholar's Cup finals at Yale University, engaging them in debate, writing, and other team learning opportunities. We are writing to invite you and your students to join us at our Sofia Round of the World Scholar’s Cup at St. George International School in Sofia on January 27-28, 2018.We would be thrilled to have you join us for this event and become a part of our community.

The World Scholar’s Cup is a global charitable non-profit initiative for students (ages 10-18) of all languages and backgrounds. The idea is to inspire in every scholar a love of learning and a confidence in new skills, from debate to problem-solving. Students explore connected topics in history, literature, science, and the arts; they then apply their learning both collaboratively and competitively in a safe and supportive setting. Local events lead to global rounds uniting thousands of students (in 2018, in Kuala Lumpur, Barcelona, and Melbourne) and ultimately to Yale University. The best quick introduction to the World Scholar's Cup is this three-minute overview. Please note that in keeping with our charitable mission there are no membership or material fees, and we make sure local events are meaningful even for students unable to travel to more distant ones. Another helpful resource is the WSC website:

Students compete in the World Scholar's Cup in teams of three in four different events: Team Debate, Collaborative Writing, Scholar's Challenge (a multiple choice test), and the Scholar's Bowl (a made for tv quiz bowl). The debate motions, writing topics, and questions that students encounter come from six subjects (Literature, Social Studies, History, Science, Arts, and a Special Area) that are connected by a central theme each year. The 2018 theme is An Entangled World and sees students explore a variety of topics including the cryptocurrencies, the reliability of memory, the history of diplomacy. and related works of art, music, and literature.

The registration form, sign up for the Scholar’s Show (a talent show!), and other details for the Sofia Round can be found on the calendar on the WSC website here.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Isabel Hahn from the World Scholar’s Cup at . We hope to welcome your students to this exciting opportunity and to the growing global community of scholars that is the World Scholar’s Cup!

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