Mission Heights Junior College-world champions

For the second year running, Mission Heights Junior College beat almost 850 schools to
win the Social Studies challenge in the Education Perfect World Series.

Winners: Scoring high: Mission Heights Junior College students Amanda Lee (left) and Aliza Azba with organiser of Academic Competitions Catherine Hunter (centre).

The Education Perfect Social Studies Competition involves completing modules on a range of geography, history and social studies topics.

Through the module completion, students compete by answering questions in an online competition to earn points.

All events contribute towards school and student totals for the overall World Series.

“Overall, the school earned 119,949 points, nearly 17,000 points more than the second place school,” says Catherine Hunter, organiser of Academic Competitions at Mission Heights Junior College.

“One of our Year 9s was 14th overall in the competition, earning a staggering 4706 points in
only three days.

“This is the third year running we have won this event, which is part of a larger annual World
Series involving science, maths, English and languages,” she says.

“The school has a proud record in this international competition having been placed first
overall in 2015.”