Scott Cardwell Trophy - Top Student Award

Language Perfect World Championships

Do you have what it takes to be the Top Student in the World? Click below to watch the reigning World Champion, Jean Lean from Queen Margaret College (NZ), talk about her AMAZING 2012 victory. She answered over 150,000 questions and scored 53,777 points in 10 days to be crowned the Top Student in the World!!



Jean Lean and Scott Cardwell

Pictured: Jean Lean (2012 World Champion) and Scott Cardwell (Marketing Manager)


Speech by Jean Lean, Queen Margaret College (NZ)

Top Student in the World from 2012

As the Top Student in the World Jean has received international media coverage of her win. Here are some of the highlights of the coverage:

  • 2013 - Presented at the Official Launch Ceremony, Melbourne Australia (above)
  • 2012 - Winner of the Language Perfect World Championships 2012 (scoring 53,777 points)
  • 2012 - Winner of the Elite Premium Draw prize for a 1-week Language Perfect Student Internship
  • 2012 - Featured on National News (Stuff.co.nz)
  • 2012 - Featured on National News (Scoop.co.nz)



The Scott Cardwell Trophy is awarded to the Top Student from the Language Perfect World Championships.


Past Recipients (based on total points scored)

  • 2012 - Jean L, Queen Margaret College, New Zealand
  • 2011 - Mason N, Lynfield College, New Zealand
  • 2010 - Amelia R, Homeschooling Student, Australia (Australasian Competition) & Emma B, Longridge High School, England (European Competition)
  • 2009 - Chris G, Middleton Grange School, New Zealand
  • 2008 - Viet P, Manurewa High School, New Zealand


Who is Scott Cardwell?

An award to celebrate dedication. Craig Smith (Founder of Language Perfect) met Scott at Otago University. One evening Craig was putting in the hard yards for a business project and he invited a number of his friends to work with him. They started at 6:00pm. There were 4 in the beginning. At 8:00pm two of them excused themselves as they had study to do. At 11:00pm a third said he had other things to do. At 4:00am in the morning, it was Craig and Scott that finished the project. And Scott has been here working in every element of Language Perfect ever since. As a celebration of the dedication it takes to be the top student of the Language Perfect World Championships, we recognise Scott Cardwell.



See also Craig and Shane Smith Brothers Trophy - Top School Award

See also Trevor & Rose Trophy - Top Country Award

See also Tania Christie Trophy - Top Official Partner Award


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