News about our High School Boys.
Tuesday June 29, 2010
By DESIREE TRESA GASPER and BRENDAN VIVE
JOHOR BARU: With maths, science and general knowledge at their fingertips, fear of public speaking was the only hurdle that the team from SMK Tinggi Batu Pahat had to face during the RHB-The Star Mighty Minds state finals here yesterday.
Lower secondary team leader Ang Chun Hou, 15, said that his team, which was victorious, was confident when answering difficult questions, but dreaded the oral challenge.
“We were scared to stand on stage and speak to hundreds of people.
“But, we overcame that fear today,” said the team leader, who was shocked when his team made it to the finals.
Ang added that he and his teammates Mohd Haziq Saaddin and R. Arjun spent hours talking in front of friends and family to overcome their fear of speaking in public.
Meanwhile, the upper secondary champs from Maktab Sultan Abu Bakar Johor Baru said that the secret to their team’s success was to relax and have fun during the competition.
Team leader Azam Arifin, 16, said he was especially worried about the Buzzer Challenge as they had to think fast, hit the buzzer and answer complicated questions while under extreme pressure.
Azam added that his teammates, R. Keshan and Mohd Hairul, both 16, were already aiming to win the national finals.
Prizes were awarded to the top five teams in each category.
The two champion teams took home RM3,000 and computers for their schools.
The competition is jointly organised by Star Publications (M) Bhd and RHB Banking Group.
The food and beverage sponsor is McDonald’s Malaysia.
Divided into two categories, lower secondary (Forms One to Three) and upper secondary (Forms Four and Five), the competition, which heads to The Spring in Kuching for the Sarawak leg this weekend, will be held in 14 states before culminating in the national finals in October.
Registration forms are available at www.thestar.com.my/mightyminds and at all RHB Bank and RHB Islamic Bank branches nationwide.This article has been viewed (137) times