STUDENTS of SMK St Michael's in Ipoh were honoured at a school assembly recently for coming in second in The Star's Comquiz 2003.
The team, comprising fifth formers Marc Cheong Chi Yau, Karthik Kayaroganam and Suvintheran Thangavelu, said they hoped the school would one day win the top prize..
Organised by Inti Foundation and StarIntech, Comquiz is an IT quiz open to students in Form Three to Form Five. The finals were held at Inti College Sarawak in Kuching in August.
The theme of the quiz was Todays e-Winners, Tomorrows e-Leaders. It attracted 470 teams from 167 schools, involving more than 1,400 students
The team from Chung Hwa Independent High School in Kuala Lumpur comprising Christopher Khaw Lok Eng, Goh Say Tar and Chun Ee Wen emerged the champion, while SM Ibrahim of Kedah's Lim Kher Sham, Tan Shern Shiou and Sumithra Appava clinched third spot.
For their effort, the St Michael's students received Inti College merit scholarships worth RM9,000 and prizes comprising software and a CD player.
This is the first time we qualified for the final since Comquiz started in 1990. To prepare for Comquiz, the students read StarInTech and computer books, said computer club adviser and teacher Leela Devi.
Inti administrative affairs vice-president Dr Koo Wee Kor said Comquiz is aimed at complementing the Governments efforts to increase computer literacy among students and promote greater appreciation of information and communications technology among Malaysians.