韩江生膺东南亚区冠军

韩江生膺东南亚区冠军 105金169银12奖杯称霸学者杯国际赛

(槟城讯)于6月21日至26日,韩江中学的31名初中和高中的学生踏上了前往中国北京的长途旅程,向2019年世界学者杯国际赛发起挑战。经过与来自50多余国家的高手一番角逐,日前主办单位官方网站终于揭晓总成绩,韩江中学优秀学生们再次获得了惊人的辉煌成果,拿下105枚金牌、169枚银牌和12枚奖杯。

随着韩江中学的学生们在今年度世界学者杯区域赛后晋级在北京举行的国际赛回合,韩江中学参赛学生们与来自各国5千名学生展开激烈竞争,这也是世界学者杯国际赛举办有史以来规模最大的国际赛圈。为期六天的比赛在中国国家会议中心举行,竞赛活动如往年般包括了团队写作、团队辩论、知识挑战和知识竞答。参赛学者应依据比赛的主题“一个边缘化的世界”研究科学、历史、社会学、文学、通识以及艺术与音乐6项科目。

此外,学生们还被给予参加城市寻宝、才艺表演、舞会和地球村等有趣活动的机会,使韩江中学学生们得以学习各国学生的才能,了解其他国家的多元文化。

韩江中学由萧恩晴、何瑞阳和尤玮乐组成的高中组以技压群雄的表现荣获高中组全场季军。不仅如此,他们还在知识挑战的环节中排名第一、团队写作中排名第二,亦在知识竞赛中排名第二。综合多项标青的成绩,他们为此登顶上东南亚区冠军队伍,可谓是众望所归。

在世界学者杯各项赛会中屡次夺得金牌的韩江中学学生萧恩晴表现依旧亮眼,她于个人写作中名列榜首,个人知识挑战赛名列第四名,更在整体项目中力压高中组的千名学者,稳拿冠军宝座。同组学者尤玮乐亦不落人后,他分别在知识挑战赛中名列第十名,综合学者排位中名列第十八名。另外,来自初中组的谢宇淇则荣获个人写作方面第十三名。

韩江中学学者杯的顾问王泽扬老师表示,看到学生们所取得的成就而感到骄傲。由于见证韩中学生们为了世界学者杯付出无与伦比的努力和心血,王老师决心将他们培养成勤奋和聪明的学生,帮助他们挖掘无限的潜力。

他说,当世界学者杯主办单位于官方网站发布项目大纲后,韩中学生从今年初便为比赛做准备,以三人一组的方式专门研究大纲概括的庞大科目范围,以取得事半功倍的效果。

王老师坚信,在准备过程中,智慧和知识并不是衡量一名优秀学生的首要标准,正好相反,自律才是一名学生理应时时执行和坚守的品德,学生们唯有通过纪律才可将自身的潜力发挥至极限。

他认为,学生们必需养成良好的时间管理习惯,在学校课业和课外活动两者间取得平衡,才能达到两者兼顾的结果。

韩江中学的世界学者杯常胜军萧恩晴表示,当比赛司仪揭晓她为高中组千名学生中的冠军时,不禁因赛果充满喜悦和惊喜。由于在今年3月的区域赛早已囊获了自己参赛生涯的最佳战绩,因此认定已无法再实现卫冕,在心中默默打下最坏的打算。为了在此次国际赛中取得优异成绩,她已花了长达数个月的时间加以增进自己的知识,如今也算是得到了丰收的成果。

她透露,今年极有可能是参加世界学者杯赛的最后一年,因此希望自己在在11月即将举行的全球精英赛中尽力地再创佳绩之余,同时多参与社交活动,与来自世界各地的人沟通并展开深入的交流,增进与来自其他国家的朋友之间的珍贵友谊。

萧恩晴也真挚感谢韩江中学董事会、江美俐校长、英文中心教师和王泽扬老师和杨女士、家人、朋友和队友何瑞阳和尤玮乐,若没有他们的全力和无私的支持,自己是无法达到今日如此的成就。

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韩江中学31名高初中学生前往中国北京参与2019年世界学者杯国际赛,获得惊人辉煌成果,拿下105枚金牌、169枚银牌和12枚奖杯。

On the 21st to 26th of June, 31 students from Han Chiang High School had embarked on a journey to Beijing, China to take part in the largest Global Round ever held by the World Scholar’s Cup. This year, the outstanding scholars returned triumphantly once again with a staggering amount of 105 gold medals, 169 silver medals and 12 trophies.

As the delegation of Han Chiang advanced to the Beijing Global Round, they had to compete against 4,500 scholars from over 50 countries, with more than two thousand people in each division. The six-day tournament took place at the China National Convention Centre. The competitive events included the Scholar’s Challenge, Collaborative Writing, Team Debate and Scholar’s Bowl. All scholars were required to study six different subjects related to the theme “A World on the Margins”, which ranged from Science and Technology to Arts and Music. Meanwhile, the community events comprised of the Debate Showcase, Scholar’s Show, Scholar’s Scavenge and Scholar’s Fair, in which scholars from various countries showcase their talents and learn about the diverse cultures of others.

The best-performing team of Han Chiang from the senior division, which comprised of Sarah Swea Enqing, Rhowan Ho Rui Yang and Hoven Ewe Wei Ler, clinched the trophy for the third place overall team. The team also placed first in the Challenge, second in Writing, and 20th in the Bowl. Moreover, they emerged as the champion team in the Southeast Asia region. Sarah Swea, the school’s top scholar, returned gloriously with equally satisfactory results. Individually, she took the 1st place in Writing and 4th place in the Challenge. Overall, she was awarded as the champion of the Global Round. Hoven Ewe also did well by bringing back trophies for placing 10th in the Challenge and 18th for champion scholars. As for the junior division, Estelle Sia also won a trophy for placing 13th in Writing.

Mr Samuel Ong, the teacher advisor of this impressive delegation, expressed that he experienced mixed feelings when witnessing the students’ achievements. “I felt ecstatic as well as worried: happy for the seniors and concerned about the juniors.” Mr Samuel stated that he was very proud of the senior scholars as they had succeeded in proving themselves as one of the best in the world, especially Sarah Swea, who attained the finest results among them all. However, for the juniors, he was afraid that they won’t be able to emulate their seniors and were enduring tremendous pressure. As the saying goes: practice makes perfect. Mr Samuel was determined to train them into diligent and bright scholars as he could see a lot of potential in them.

“For the Global Round, we had been preparing since January this year.” Mr Samuel explained that as soon as the syllabus was released, the students had started to form groups of three and study the subjects in order to achieve adequate results. He strongly believed that along the preparation journey, intelligence was not the quality of utmost importance. On the contrary, he expressed that one should excel in discipline to unleash the best of their potential. They had to have a good idea of ideal time management since finding a balance between schoolwork and co-curriculum activities was not a simple thing to do.

Sarah Swea, the overall top scholar of the Global Round, stated that she was utterly shocked and elated when she found out that she was indeed the best among the thousands of scholars in the senior division. “I’d spent a few months before Beijing preparing for the worst, because I felt that after regionals, any performance would be underwhelming.”

Describing the World Scholar’s Cup as a full-time extracurricular activity, the top achiever expressed that a major obstacle she faced was juggling school work and preparation for the Global Round. She had to complete assigned homework on the school day itself to make time for studying for the WSC when she got home, which was fairly exhausting at times. She even cut out any free time altogether in the weeks nearing the Globals to focus on the tournament. However, she stated that she wouldn’t have been standing where she is today without the help and support from the school board, our principal, the Han Chiang English Centre, Mr Samuel and Ms Yeoh, her family and definitely her teammates: Rhowan and Hoven.

Sarah also mentioned that she would like to improve on her debate and general speaking skills. As this might be her final year participating, she would also like to be more socially engaged and walk away having met lots of people from various other countries. “I hope to do as well as we did in Beijing for the upcoming Tournament of Champion, if not better. It might be an unreasonable expectation seeing as how the competition will certainly increase in difficulty, but we will give it our best go!”

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