The Jakarta Post - SPEAK! - - School Stats -

Bi­nus School Sim­prug sent 14 of its best stu­dents to com­pete at the World Scholar’s Cup (WSC) in the US.The in­ter­na­tional aca­demic team pro­gram, with stu­dents from over 40 coun­tries par­tic­i­pat­ing, fo­cuses on bring­ing stu­dents from dif­fer­ent cul­tures to­gether to dis­cuss is­sues and ideas rel­e­vant to to­day and the fu­ture.

The BI­NUS stu­dents sparred in ev­ery com­pe­ti­tion area, bring­ing home medals in each sub­ject: in­di­vid­ual and team de­bates, writ­ing, and the scholar’s bowl and chal­lenge.

“I en­joyed the ex­pe­ri­ence and I am to­tally in­ter­ested in par­tic­i­pat­ing in next year’s WSC com­pe­ti­tion. I think this is a very good ac­tiv­ity for stu­dents, be­cause we can also train our­selves to be good speak­ers,” says Bi­nus Sim­prug stu­dent Ziankha, who bagged medals as her school’s top scorer, as well as for in­di­vid­ual de­bate and writ­ing. Back for a 10th year, HiFFest fea­tured a theme of “Past – Les­son – Ac­tion, Learn the Les­son is the Key”. Pre­sented by the HighS­cope TB. Si­matu­pang Middle School Stu­dent com­pleted a movie-mak­ing work­shop in Novem­ber, which went to the jury and seven were screened dur­ing the fes­ti­val on Awards Day on Dec. 5.

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