Manchester Grammar School performs exceptionally at International Vocab Express Championships….reports Asian Lite News
Talented linguists from the Manchester Grammar School (MGS) performed exceptionally at this year’s International Vocab Express Championships, setting new records for the School. As a School, MGS came an impressive second in the overall Genius Cup and fourth in the Challenge Cup, amassing the highest number of points in the School’s history.
In both the Genius and Challenge Cup team competitions, MGS was the top performing school in the North West.
Outstanding individual performances by our boys also saw them top the leaderboards and lift the individual language cups for Spanish, Portuguese, Urdu and Russian.
MGS pupils Shaurya Kashyap, 14, of Cheadle, and Adi Arora, 14, of Altrincham, can claim to be among the top 10 young linguists in the world after finishing eighth and ninth respectively for their points tallies, making Shaurya this year’s MGS Vocab Express Champion. Adi also finished as the best Spanish linguist in the world, taking top spot in Spanish.
There were also individual triumphs for Haseeb Aman Saleemi, 14, of Cheadle, who was top of the world for Portuguese, Ali Siddiqui, 15, from Longsight, who won the individual Urdu competition and Aaryaman Roy, 14, of Blackley, who won the individual language cup for Russian.
The combined individual performances of MGS boys also helped the School win the individual language competitions for Spanish and Portuguese, and second place for Urdu, Russian, Polish, Greek and Mandarin.
The Vocab Express Championships sees more than 320 Schools and 35,000 students from across the world taking part in a multi-lingual vocabulary learning competition, involving more than a dozen different languages.
The competition was held between 28 September and 4 October 2016.
MGS participated in 14 different languages and had almost 350 Middle School boys taking part.
“I am so proud of all the boys for their efforts. They performed superbly throughout the week. We have so many talented linguists here at MGS who brought us some great individual and team victories. To finish both second in the Genius Cup and fourth in the Challenge Cup, making us the top performing school in the North West, was fantastic,” said Elizabeth Garnett, teacher of Spanish at MGS. “For Shaurya and Adi to finish among the top 10 linguists in the world is a truly remarkable achievement.
“This year our overall scores were records for the School, setting the bar even higher for next year. I am immensely proud of the dedication of the boys to stretch their vocabulary skills. Just as importantly, our boys will take these skills and their knowledge and use them to their advantage in the years to come.”
The Genius Cup is based upon the top 25 student scores at each school, allowing schools of different sizes to compete on an equal basis. The Challenge Cup is based on all student scores at each school, for schools with 501 or more registered students.