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World Scholars’ Cup 2018 Achievements

Congratulations to the Pioneer Junior College World Scholar’s Cup (WSC) Teams for achieving stellar results once again at the WSC Global Round. Pioneer Junior College sent four teams to participate in the WSC Global Round which was held from the 18th to the 23rd of June 2018, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This was the largest Global Round in programme history, with more than 4000 scholars hailing from 40 countries vying for the coveted awards.

A group photo of the Pioneer Junior College squad with coaches and World Scholar’s Cup founder Daniel Berdichevsky at the Global Round Awards Ceremony in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


Against intense competition, our Pioneers did the college proud with all teams ranked in the top 10% of the world. Overall, they emerged 9th in the world and 4th in Southeast Asia, bringing home many other multiple awards across all events.

The coaching team consisted of Mr Nigel Kaw, Miss Megan Miao, Ms Tan Su Lynn, assisted by college alumni Stephanie Lee, Ahmad Asyraf, Lianne Sng and Ashley Tham. Many other PJC WSC alumni also assisted in training by judging debate training sessions and setting questions for practice rounds. Congratulations, Team Pioneer!


Overall Team and Individual Results:

-          All teams ranked in the top 10% in the World

-          4th team in Southeast Asia

-          9th team in the World

-          8th Individual in the World (Kwek Shu En, Annabel)


Other Notable Results

-          4th Individual Writing (Kwek Shu En, Annabel)

-          18th Individual Challenge (Timothy Cheng Zhi Wen)

-          4th Scholar’s Bowl Team

-          8th Writing Team

-          8th Challenge Team

-          12th Challenge Team

-          18th Debate Team

Jamie Tan representing Pioneer Junior College at the World Scholar’s Cup Global Round Competitive Debates event


The Pioneer Junior College squad with coaches and alumni at the World Scholar’s Cup Global Round in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


Pioneer Junior College emerged 9th in the world at the World Scholar’s Cup Global Round 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


Jamie Tan, Law Jia Qi and Emma Oh celebrating their achievements with alpacas, the official World Scholar’s Cup mascots.