JOHOR BARU: A 20-year-old student has brought glory to Johor after she was voted most outstanding delegate by at an international youth platform to discuss world issues.
Geetha Murali Pillai, who enrolled for her A-levels at Sunway College Johor Baru in 2018, was recently presented with the Most Outstanding Delegate Award at the Asia World Model United Nations (AWMUN) which was held in Bali last November.
AWMUN is a competitive platform involving 74 countries, with 2,000 delegates selected from a pool of 32,663 applicants aged between 17 and 25 years old.
The platform seeks to help young leaders broaden their network at the event where they share their perspectives and offer solutions on global issues.
Winning the award was not Geetha’s only achievement; upon returning to Malaysia, she found out that she had scored four 4A*s for her Cambridge A-level examinations.
She attributes her good scores to the experience she gained during AWMUN and says it helped her explore topics on a much deeper level.
“From the competition, I benefited by improving not just my public speaking and debating skills but my interpersonal and networking skills as well.
“I applied the methods and approach learned from the event into my A-level study experience, ” she said, adding that she plans to pursue a degree in chemical engineering.
Geetha, a former SMK Infant Jesus Convent Johor Baru student, said that she chose to pursue her A-levels at Sunway College Johor Baru due to its good track record.
“I made my decision based on the number of top achievers and those who received academic awards from the college, ” she said, adding that she is grateful for the partial sponsorship to AWMUN provided by the college.
Enrolment for the 2020 intake for the Cambridge GCE A-level at Sunway College Johor Baru is now in progress. For more information on courses, visit www.sunway.edu.my/jb