On Saturday 21st November, the SGU High School English Competition 2015 was held at the SGU campus. The following eight schools entered the event: Santa Ursula (BSD), Santa Laurensia (Alam Sutra), Mentari (Bintaro), SMA Avicenna (Cinere), Stella Maris International (Gading Serpong), Harapan Bangsa (Tangerang), Harapan Bangsa Cambridge (Tangerang) and SMAK Penabur (Gading Serpong). The eight teams battled it out over the following six categories: spelling bee, creative writing, newscasting, speech, battle of the brains and grammar & vocab quiz. For spelling bee, battle of the brains and grammar & vocab quiz, the top 4 finalists went through to the grand final, which included a fast & furious buzzer round.

The 1st and 2nd winners of all categories were awarded cash prizes and a trophy. There was also an overall school winner, which was awarded a cash prize and trophy. The winners for each category were:

Individual Categories

Spelling bee:                    1st winner: Farrel (Mentari), 2nd winner: Tata (Mentari)

Speech:                            1st winner: Reynaldo (Santa Ursula), 2nd winner: Tabitha (Santa Ursula)

Newscasting:                     1st winner: Diandra (Mentari), 2nd winner: Axel (Stella Maris)

Creative Writing:              1st winner: Nathan (Santa Laurensia), 2nd winner: Nadia (Santa Laurensia)

Team (of 3) Categories

Battle of the Brains:        1st winner: Harapan Bangsa Cambridge, 2nd winner: Mentari

Grammar & Vocab:         1st winner: Santa Ursula, 2nd winner: Harapan Bangsa

Overall School Winner

Mentari School, Bintaro.

The event was a great success and all the participants enjoyed taking part in the event, especially the grand finalists, who needed quick reflexes and sharp brains to succeed in the buzzer round. Next year’s event promises to be just as interesting!

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Winners of the Spelling Bee contest: 1st winner: Farrel (Mentari), 2nd winner: Tata (Mentari)

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Winners of the speech contest: 1st winner: Reynaldo (Santa Ursula), 2nd winner: Tabitha (Santa Ursula)

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Winners of the Newscasting category: 1st winner: Diandra (Mentari), 2nd winner: Axel (Stella Maris)

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Winners of the Creative Writing contest: 1st winner: Nathan (Santa Laurensia), 2nd winner: Nadia (Santa Laurensia)

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Winners of the Battle of the Brains contest: 1st winner: Harapan Bangsa Cambridge, 2nd winner: Mentari

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Winners of the Grammar & Vocab contest: Grammar & Vocab:  1st winner: Santa Ursula, 2nd winner: Harapan Bangsa