Pupils do school proud with STEM medal haul

Well done: The participants posing for a photo with the APSS academic team.

A TEAM of primary pupils made Asia Pacific Smart School (APSS) proud when they bagged a total of 13 medals in the 3rd STEM Olympiad.

Competing with their peers worldwide, they won nine gold medals, three silvers, and a bronze, in the Science categories.

Of the 14 participating APSS pupils, three were ranked among the top 10 in their respective categories.

Year One pupil Gabriel Jude, who won a gold medal, was ranked second in the Grade One category.

“I am so happy to have made my school proud and I am looking forward to next year’s competition,” said Gabriel.

Year Two pupil Maryam Arianna Rose, who also took home a gold medal, was ranked sixth in the Grade Two category.

Elated, she thanked her teacher, parents and friends for their guidance and support.

First-time participant Year Three pupil Sebastian Lee was overjoyed to bag a gold medal, as well as place sixth in the Grade Three category.

“With this achievement, I am even more motivated to excel in science,” Sebastian said.

Held on Feb 26, the international online competition tested students’ knowledge and skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). To date, more than 11,000 students from over 114 countries have participated in the annual event. Congratulating its pupils on their outstanding achievements, APSS said their dedication and hard work had paid off.

The school, its press release read, would continue to support the pupils in their pursuit of excellence.

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