–by Tom Wash–

For those who don’t know, “World Scholar's Cup is an academic competition mixed with other social activities designed to instill a desire for learning and a discovery of one's own capabilities.” We invite you to visit our website: wscris.weebly.com to learn more (for instance, did you know that there’s an Alpaca song and an Alpaca march?). You’ll also be able to see past and present team members.

The current RIS World Scholar’s Cup teams have registered for the upcoming Regional Bangkok Round at Brighton College on March 24 and 25. This year we have 54 scholars on 18 teams: 5 Senior teams and 13 Junior teams. Our scholars have finished debate and writing workshops and are in the process of reading and discussing the curriculum.

The year’s theme is “A World on the Margins,” with the following sub-categories:

Special Area: Unsolved Mysteries

Social Studies: On the Edge of Society

History: Neglected Histories

Science: Enabling Technologies

Art and Music: Louder Than Words

Literature: Voices from the Margins

Here are all of our hard-working team members:

Seniors: Narisa Chakrapee-sirisuk, Nichatorn Tangkuptanon, Dokyum Lee, Panawee Sakulwannadee, Palika Sridurongrit, Norapat Vithawatpongsatip, Nakyum Lee, Zehuan Wu, Yilin Chen (not pictured), Suchita Thepkanjana, Manyasiri Chotbunwong, Prarepim Adunpadungsak, Prima Suntornwipart (not pictured), Kanapol Glinpu (not pictured), Kritin Vongthongsri (not pictured)

Juniors: Nannaphat Suwannakul, Kittitara Chunlakittiphan, Praew Kedpradit, Pasawee Titapand, Ronnakorn Onraksa, Kan Yodinlom, Phasakorn Chivatxaranukul, Vasu Duangudomdej, Pattakit Charoensedtakul, Jirat Chiaranaipanich, Krit Yodinlom, Nabhat Thurakitseree, Worada Chinpongpaiboon, Pakamon Kerdsomboon, Risa Pienvichit, Nichanya Sudprasert, Wadwalai Rujipornpong, Chawisa Theprin, Surada Kultawaiporn, Varittha Manorotchaturong, Preeyanit Poolsawat, Varatsorn Keeratiwattanapisarn, Arachaporn Titapand, Patcharipa Jeerapat, Phantharach Natnithikarat, Nongnaphat Rawara, Boonsiri Pornjalernchaisilp, Paulpeerakom Rienchalanusarn, Rawit Thamparanon, Supawit Liangwatthanakol, Thitilapa Sae-Heng, Phoom Punpeng, Donovan DePoint Pettine, Nattanant Saryuthpitak, Issara Phoomtrakul, Voraruthai Puengchanchaikul, Victor Phisitkul, Ryota Sugibuchi, Lexuan Huang