UAE Debate Team Wins at Yale University

Students from two Dubai schools won the World Champions Trophy at the Tournament of Champions at Yale University. They were in competition with 39,000 students from across the globe.
UAE Debate Team Wins at Yale University
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It’s a wining streak for students from the UAE. The country’s debate team won the World Champions Trophy and the Runners-Up Trophy at the Tournament of Champions at Yale University.

Two schools from Dubai, GEMS Modern Academy and GEMS Wellington International school teams won the trophies, Gulf News reported.

Grade 8 student, Shreyas Sharma, from GEMS Modern Academy was announced the World Champion in Individual Debate.

The team, which also included Varun Pabreja and Siddhaarth Chakravarthy, both from Grade 8 of the same school, won the trophy for the second-best debating team in the world.

The combined teams of GEMS Modern Academy and GEMS Wellington International School, comprising of Osama Gaffar, Aryan Parakh and Shruti Krishnamoorthy, won the Champions trophy in the senior category.

Osama Gaffar was also declared the second-best debater in the world.

The Tournament of Champions of World Scholar’s Cup, held in New Haven, Connecticut, is a competition for young debaters from around the world.

Out of the 39,000 students who participated in the World Scholar’s Cup across the globe, 2,200 participants qualified for the main event. Fifty countries across five continents were represented at the event.

Photo courtesy: GEMS Modern Academy

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