Divya Sijwali recipient of Gold Award in QCEC 2021
The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition is the world’s oldest International writing competition for schools, established in 1883. With thousands of young people taking part each year, it is an important way to recognise achievement, elevate youth voices and develop key skills through creative writing. Each year, aspiring young writers are asked to submit their pieces in response to a given theme.
For 2021 the Competition theme was Community in the Commonwealth. With the global spread of COVID-19, we’ve seen the lives of many Commonwealth citizens affected. However, through adversity, societies came together and stories of growth, community and hope continue to emerge. The QCEC 2021 was especially competitive, with over 25,648 young people submitting an entry and sharing their ideas with the Commonwealth family.
Our student, Divya received the Gold Award globally for her piece on the theme ‘Community in the Commonwealth.’ She was awarded a certificated from the Royal Commonwealth Society.
Krishna Saraf excels in Grade 2 Level examination of Rock School, London for two consecutive years
Krishna Saraf of class X B appeared for the Grade 2 Level Higher Examination of Rock School, London in 2019 (Electric Guitar) and scored a distinction with 92% , which was the highest score across North India (High Achiever).
In 2021, he again appeared, but this time for the GRADE 5 Level exam of Rock School, London, (Electric Guitar) and achieved a distinction yet again, with a score of 90%.
He will now be appearing for the Grade 8 Level examination, which is the highest level. With his concerted effort, we are sure he will again score a distinction.
Divya Sijwali and Bavleen Kaur bagged the ‘Happy Earth Sustainability Award’
Divya Sijwali and Bavleen Kaur of class XI A participated in the first-ever International Trade Challenge 2021 organised by tGELF on 10 July 2021. A mock business challenge to understand the crux of the competition was organised by tGELF. A product was to be launched in Taiwan, which was no less than a rollercoaster ride. The market, the people, other businesses, all had to be studied. All through the challenge, the students received guidance and support from Ms Manpreet ma’am. The team was awarded the ‘Happy Earth Sustainability Award’ and book vouchers worth Rs. 3,000 was given to each of them.
Saburi Chopra - from a volunteer to changemaker
Saburi Chopra of class XII A has been featured in Opening Doorz, a global storytelling platform that engages in positive journalism, to create maximum impact. Sharing positive stories about ‘real life heroes’, Saburi’s story is about her journey from a young volunteer to a changemaker. In her interview, she expresses her gratitude to all her teachers, for helping shape her personality and building in her the confidence to take on new challenges, all through her journey.
You may follow the link to read more about her journey,
The International Student Journalist Award 2021
The team consisting of Adya Agarwal of class XII D, Sulagna Moitra of class XI B , Manya Kamath of class XII A and Maalav Chakraborthy of XI C won the commendation prize at the ‘International Student Journalist Award 2021’. The event was organised by in July 2021 by Jagran LakeCity University, Bhopal. For the competition, the team had prepared a video report of a news story on social disparity in implementation of the vaccine scheme of the government.
The Young Tycoons Business Challenge
Rhea Luthra of class X C cleared ‘Round 3’ in ‘Young Tycoons Business Challenge’ after competing with 6500 teams from around the globe. She is now in the top 28 teams competing at the final level.
Team ‘Fabricreate’ comprising of Malvika Chawla , Prerna Sharma, Sanya and Suhana Mehta of class XII B have also made it to the top 28 teams at the international level with their business idea on how to tackle the issue of fast fashion being applauded by the judges.
Zarah Gupta, a budding Mathematician
Zarah Gupta has bagged International Rank 1 with 100% score in Math Olympiad for class V. She is the proud winner of a gold medal and gifts worth INR 1000/-
Divya Sijwali, proud participant in GCI Challenge '21
Divya Sijwali of class XIA has won a full scholarship of $950 for admission to the GCI LEAD Challenge 2021. The Admissions Committee was impressed with her application, which included her social initiatives and academic achievements.
Divya will undergo GCI’s one week long intensive training program(26-31 July’21) on leadership, followed by a nine month training to work on her social projects and their implementation.
Ira Saxena won the third prize in a Virtual International Drawing Competition
Ira Saxena from class VI C won the third prize in a Virtual International Drawing Competition in May 2021. The event was organized by SchoolAlerts (a start-up recognized by the Department of Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade). More than 2000 schools from around the globe (India, SEA, Middle East, US, UK, Africa and Europe) participated in a number of events organized by them. Congratulations Ira! Keep up the good work.