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PHOTO: suppliedChrystelle Lauren Harrichand has qualified for the tournament of champions round at Yale University.

PHOTO: suppliedChrystelle Lauren Harrichand has qualified for the tournament of champions round at Yale University.

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PIETERMARITZBURG Girls’ High School Grade 8 pupil, Chrystelle Lauren Harrichand, has qualified for the tournament of champions round at Yale University.

This will be first time Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High School will be represented at this international academics event.

Chrystelle took part in the global round of the World Scholars’ Cup, hosted in Cape Town for five days in August with over 500 pupils from 32 countries.

She won seven medals and came fourth overall in the event.

The World Scholars’ Cup is an international foundation that started in 2007 in Los Angeles, California and founded by Daniel Berdichevsky.

This year’s theme was an “Unlikely World”.

Berdichevsky said the competition brings together over 20 000 pupils from 50 countries across the globe and the Cape Town competition was the 108th round for this year, however, Cape Town is the sixth South African city to host the competition during the 10th anniversary of the World Scholars Cup.

Teams consisting of three members participated in debates, collaborative writing, scholars challenge and scholars bowl.

Topics of exploration, from moonshot technology and the history of conspiracy to the science and art of prediction was drawn from the theme.

Two other global rounds were held in Hanoi and Athens. The top qualifying teams from these three rounds will participate in the tournament of champions at Yale University in the U.S. – Supplied

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