For love of coffee and academic success
C.C. Sweeting Senior School students preparing to participate in the upcoming World Scholars’ Cup Global Round 2019 in Hague, Amsterdam, have received financial assistance from Starbucks after the coffee house’s loyal customers, who refer to themselves as the “Starbucks Palmdale Morning Coffee Crew”, reached out to the corporate citizen to ask them to help defray the cost of the students’ participation in the July event.
The student participants, Dervin Stubbs, Shamar Lee and Alease Outten, members of the Class of 2019, were desirous of attending this year’s Global Round which is inclusive, encouraging, interdisciplinary, discussion-based, forward-looking, team-oriented and whimsical – after successfully qualifying at the World Scholars’ Cup, Nassau Round, held February 5-6 at St. Andrew’s School.
Joan Gray, C.C. Sweeting principal, said the team was deserving of the opportunity being given to represent the school and country through travel and academic competition on a global scale.
It costs approximately $3,650 per student to participate in the experience.
The World Scholar’s Cup goal is to motivate students of all backgrounds to discover new strengths and practice new skills, and to inspire a global community of future scholars and leaders.
Starbucks Bahamas, in partnership with the “Starbucks Palmdale Morning Coffee Crew”, recently presented a monetary donation to C.C. Sweeting Senior High School representatives, at the popular coffeehouse.
“Starbucks Palmdale Morning Coffee Crew” chairpersons Quintin Porter, Theofanis Cochinamogulos and Alexander Hanna led the charge in seeking assistance on behalf of the school. Cochinamogulos thanked Starbucks and the John Bull Group of Companies for the phenomenal contribution.
“Our ‘Morning Coffee Crew’ is indeed thankful for this gift to the future of our country. I am hopeful that C.C. Sweeting will do well, and I am certain the parents and family will delight in knowing there are corporate citizens, like you, who make a way for their children to embrace the best in life.”
The World Scholar’s Cup in Hague is expected to attract over 2,500 participants from 50 countries. The students will experience scavenger hunts, speeches, panel discussions, a cultural fair, the Scholar’s Ball, as well as the competitive and community-building events that draw them to the World Scholar’s Cup in the first place.
The World Scholar’s Cup was founded by Daniel Berdichevsky. The first World Scholar’s Cup took place in Korea in 2007: a small regional tournament hosted at the Hankuk Academy of Foreign Studies.
The first “global” round followed a few weeks later, bringing together students from Korea, Singapore and the United States.
The idea behind the World Scholar’s Cup was to create something different than traditional academic competitions and conferences: a celebration of the joy of learning, a tournament as rewarding for the team that came in last as for the team that came in first and an enrichment opportunity that motivated students not just to demonstrate their existing strengths but to discover new ones.