Fort Bend ISD students qualify for global academic meet in Singapore

Fort Bend ISD students from Ridge Point High School, the G/T Academy at Quail Valley Middle School, and Baines Middle School swept team honors at the junior (ages 10-13) and senior levels (ages 14-18) at the Houston regional finals of the World Scholar’s Cup held in mid-May and now have the opportunity to compete with more than 2,000 students from 40 different nations at the global finals of the WSC meet in Singapore in late June.

Competing as three-member teams, Ridge Point seniors Joseph Anderson, Katie Goss, and Alexander Shein won first place at the Houston regionals, while juniors Marleini Ilanga, Samantha Leshikar, and Amber Sangil finished fourth.  At the junior level, Brady Sanders, Colby Sanders, and William Shein defeated more than 20 other schools from three different states to allow Fort Bend students to capture top team honors in both age groups.

Although nine Fort Bend ISD students have qualified to compete at the global meet in Singapore which is less than two weeks away, the students need community support to make this trip a reality to try to raise funds to pay for the competition fees, travel and accommodations at the meet.  The meet is not being treated as a school-sponsored event and district and/or school funds have not been set aside for the qualifying students.

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