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ACADEMIC COMPETITIONS 2014


President's scholar 2014

Ms Lee Zi Xin from the RGS class of 2011 has been awarded the 2014 President's Scholarship. The only girl in this year's pool of recipients, Zi Xin received the Raffles Diploma for character and leadership, and was also the finance secretary of the RI students' council.

In addition to receiving the President's Scholarship, Zi Xin is the very first recipient of the Lee Hsien Loong Award for Outstanding Bicultural Students - Regional Studies Programme. She is fluent in Malay and is a competitive table-tennis player.

Zi Xin will be reading economics at the University of Pennsylvania in the United States. We wish her well.

FUTURE PROBLEM SOLVING PROGRAM INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2014

RGS teams gave a good showing at the Future Problem Solving Program International Conference. Here are the results:

1.     Community Problem Solving Competition
         Middle Division - Project Hearing Your Problem (2nd in Human Services Category)

Synopsis: Noice-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) is the gradual loss of hearing results from exposure to loud noises for prolonged periods of time. Increasingly, Singaporean youths experience premature hearing loss caused by leisure-related activities like listening to dangerously loud music. However, they remain oblivious, due to the lack of emphasis on auditory care locally. Hence, the project aims to promote greater pro-activeness among youths to take responsibility for their hearing through raising awareness and education, by collaborating with organisations like the Ministry of Education and Health Promotion Board to decrease the number of youths suffering from NIHL.

2.    Global Issues Problem Solving Team (Topic: Space)
        Middle Division (9th)

Held at the Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA from 12 to 15 June, the Future Problem Solving Program International Conference also celebrated 40 years of problem solving this year. 

Lee Kuan Yew Award for all round excellence 2014

The Lee Kuan Yew Award for All Round Excellence is a pinnacle award which recognises well-rounded students who have excelled in both academic and non-academic spheres, and who exemplify positive character development, strong leadership qualities and commitment to service to the community. Ms Grace Tern Jia Wen, RGS class of 2013, is the recipient of this year's Lee Kuan Yew Award for All Round Excellence.

Grace is also this year's recipient of the Rafflesian Award, the highest award given by RGS to the RGS girl who epitomises the values and ideals that defines the ethos of the school. 

Grace also earned herself the Outstanding Deaf Student Award in 2012 by the Singapore Association for the Deaf.

2014 Mathematics Competitions

Once again, RGS students have done the school proud at Mathematics Competitions at international and local arenas.

China Girls' Mathematical Olympiad – 10 to 14 August 2014, Zhongshan, China

The China Girls' Mathematical Olympiad (CGMO) has been organised annually by the Chinese Math Olympic Committee since 2002. Teams from all over the world including Russia, U.S.A., U.K., South Korea, Japan and The Philippines have taken part in past Olympiads. This year, Singapore sent a team of 4 girls to take part in CGMO. Two  RGS students, Li Anqi (212) and Wang Beini (305),  did the nation proud by clinching the silver and bronze awards respectively. Li Anqi is also the youngest CGMO Silver Medalist in the history of Singapore.

Singapore Mathematics Olympiad (SMO)

The Singapore Mathematical Olympiad (SMO) is organised by the Singapore Mathematical Society.

At this year’s competition, RGS received the Gold SMO School Award (Category 1). In addition, 2 RGS students, Li Anqi (212) and Lee Estelle (213) were awarded in the Top 10 places of the SMO (Junior) category.
 

Singapore and Asian Schools Math Olympiad (SASMO) and Asia International Mathematical Olympiad (AIMO)

This was the first year in which RGS Year 1 students participated in the Singapore and Asian Schools Math Olympiad (SASMO). Our students did the school proud by obtaining a total of 9 gold and 7 silver medals. The RGS school team also won the Champion Place Award for SASMO 2014 in Secondary 1.

One of our students, Gabrielle Ho Choy Mun (105), who was a top local scorer for SASMO, also represented Singapore at Asia International Mathematical Olympiad (AIMO). AIMO 2014 was held in Chengdu, China, with over 2000 contestants participating in the finals. Gabrielle clinched the gold award.
 

Singapore Statistical Posters Competition  

The Singapore Statistical Posters Competition is organised by the NUS department of statistics and applied probability, and aims to  increase awareness of statistics, its relevance to scientific research, and the development of statistical reasoning in students. This year, RGS students did the school proud by clinching the top 3 prizes for the secondary school category.

 1st Prize
: Jin Yixin Alice (407)
, Melissa Choi (407)
, Prachi Simran Vig (407)

2nd Prize
: Chow Siew Yen Anabelle (407)
, Helen Lin Jia Qi (407), Weng Jiayi (407)

3rd Prize
: Gao Yue Ying (406)
, Zhang Yiyun (406), Xu Peiyao (408)

RGS was also awarded the Top School Award in the secondary school category.

Singapore International Mathematics Challenge (SIMC)

The Singapore International Mathematics Challenge (SIMC) is jointly organised by MOE and NUS High School once every 2 years. Participants are expected to work on real-life problems over 2 full days, using mathematical modelling. This year,  60 teams from 28 countries/regions participated in the Challenge. Most of the participants were 17- 18 years old of age.

The RGS team of Sim Ming Hui Melodies (406), Helen Lin Jia Qi (407), Kelly Siah Xinjie (305) and Wang Huaijin (305) received a Distinction at the Challenge.


Singapore Mathematics Project Festival (SMPF)

The Singapore Mathematics Project Festival (SMPF) is organised by the Singapore Mathematical Society. 2 RGS students, Sim Ming Hui Melodies (406) and Qu Siyang (406) did the school proud by clinching the Silver Award in the Senior Category. The title of their project was "Generalization for Computing Bishop's Polynomial Derived From the Conventional Rook's Polynomial".


ODYSSEY OF THE MIND 2014 WORLD FINALS

RGS teams have once again done the school proud at this year's Odyssey of the Mind (OM) World Finals. For the second year running, an RGS team was awarded the Ranatra Fusca Creativity Award for demonstrating outstanding creativity, which saw team members using a simple, ordinary piece of rope to create their props, costumes and set.

A total of seven RGS teams took part in the competition this year and all were placed in the Top 10, with one team placing first for their creative solution to one of five problems presented to teams.

A competition emphasising creativity and teamwork, OM has grown into one of the largest international creative problem-solving competitions worldwide. This year, it was held at the Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA from 28 to 31 May and saw over 800 teams from around the world compete in the 35th instalment of the competition.

INTERNATIONAL CLEAN TECH COMPETITION 2014

RGS Year 4 students Goh Shun Yu, Chloe Hing Hui Yen and Balachander Prashanthi came in 3rd for the International Clean Tech Competition 2014, where they designed an external fitted device over exhaust pipes of vehicles to reduce sound and air pollution, which can charge electronic devices as well.

Held in New York, USA, the International Clean Tech Competition is a research and design challenge that encourages scientific understanding of real-world issues and the integration of environmentally responsible energy sources. Each year, the Competition addresses an issue that is grounded in core technological competency areas and focuses on the next great engineering challenge. This year, teams tackled the issue of pollution, where they sought to develop clean energy solutions to help combat it.

Singapore Biomedical Olympiad 2014

Date: 15 and 22 February 2014
Venue: Anglo-Chinese Junior College (ACJC)
Organised by ACJC, in collaboration with the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at NUS, this annual event aims to provide a platform for students to develop their aptitude and potential in the biomedical disciplines through critical thinking and problem solving. 
RGS was awarded the Champion Trophy and the Challenge Trophy at the Olympiad.
Click here​ for team photo

Science Chronicles

RGS Y4 students Song Yi Jia and Charlotte Ong​ have done the school proud by emerging as Finalists in Science Chronicles 2013, Category A (Upper Secondary students). 

Science Chronicles is a science fiction short story competition that aims to nurture our next generation of scientific thinkers and writers through engaging their literary imagination in the infinite world of science and technology. The contest is organised by A*STAR's Institute of High Performance Computing (HPC), supported by National Library Board, in conjunction with Read! Singapore.