Warren’s World Scholars Cup Team advances to Malaysia

May 20, 2011

On Saturday, April 23, teams from throughout the state gathered at Pasadena High School in Houston for the World Scholars Cup Regional Meet. The event was emceed by former Houston Mayor Bill White.

The World Scholar's Cup is a team competition where young scholars compete in different intellectual fields, from writing to debate. There are regional meets worldwide in over 40 countries. The Warren HS Scholars team had an impressive performance, with each member winning an individual medal in economics. They also won three rounds of debate, as well as capturing the first place team trophy for writing. Warren's outstanding team performance qualified them for the World Finals in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Matthew

Tijerina

3rd economics, 1st- 3 rounds of debate, 1st place team writing

Shanasia

Sylman

5th economics, 1st- 3 rounds of debate, 1st place team writing

Ariel

Penny

4th economics, 1st- 3 rounds of debate, 1st place team writing

Brett

Beatty

2nd economics, 1st- 3 rounds of debate, 1st place team writing

Terry

Zablocki

Coach

Carson Chess Team members are State Scholastic Champs

The sixteen young men we are recognizing tonight are members of the James Carson Cowboy Knights chess team who traveled to Houston on February 11-13 to play in the Texas Scholastic Chess Championships.  1,347 chess players from across the state participated in 15 divisions ranging from pre-kindergarten through college.  Imran Aziz, a third grader, won all seven of his games in the primary under 700 (K-3) division to garner the individual state primary championship.  The Knights primary team earned 3rd place in their division.  In addition, the Knights elementary team finished in a tie for second place and they were awarded 3rd place based on a tie-breaker. 

Our honorees are:

Imran

Aziz

third grader, individual state primary champion

Nicolas

Weissmiller

third grader, primary team

Dominic

Crute

second grader, primary team

Michael

Casas

third grader, primary team

Nicolas

Lopez

third grader, primary team

Alexander

Fine

third grader, primary team

Evan

Chenault

fifth grader, elementary team

Luke

Lopez

fifth grader, elementary team

Nicolas

Rodriguez

fourth grader, elementary team

Alfonso

Trevino

fifth grader, elementary team

Jalen

Starks

fifth grader, elementary team

Suleman

Aziz

fifth grader, elementary team

Ryan

Kostek

fifth grader, elementary team

Marc

Sorunke

fourth grader, elementary team

Stephen

Krueger

fifth grader, elementary team

Justin

Otake

fifth grader, elementary team

Tom

McDonald

Coach

Denise

McNallen

Coach