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KDU MY Challenge Unearths Promising Student Talents
KDU MY Challenge Unearths Promising Student Talents

KDU MY Challenge 2013 Unearths Promising Student Talents


SM Sri Sempurna won the Bronze medal in the Band challenge for their performance of Animal

Petaling Jaya, 30 August 2013: The KDU MY Challenge 2013 wrapped up its run last Sunday with the Grand Finals at MBPJ Civic Hall, ending with a cake-cutting ceremony to mark 30 years of quality education from the KDU Education Group. Started in April this year, the Challenge has attracted over 800 students from 34 schools across the Klang Valley to participate in six events – Solo Singing, Band, Modern Dancing, Short Film, Photography and Culinary Arts.

Organised in conjunction with the KDU Education Group’s 30th anniversary, this inter-school talent competition has provided a revolutionary platform for secondary school students in the Klang Valley to develop and showcase their talents in the areas of performing arts, creative design and imaginative expression.

“The KDU Education Group believes that good education develops students holistically. KDU MY Challenge is aimed at providing opportunities to students to showcase their talents. This underlines the pedagogy of the KDU Education Group – academic approach beyond the classroom,” said Datin Teh Geok Lian, Chief Executive Officer of KDU Education Group.

“Seeing these bright, young stars today, I believe we are on the right track. The KDU MY Challenge has proven to be a great platform to unearth the potential of young Malaysians in diverse areas, demonstrating that there is more to education than just academics,” she added.

This sentiment was shared by the judges, who have been impressed by the talent shown by the student participants.

Celebrity Chef Bruce Lim, who was invited to be one of the judges for the Culinary Arts challenge said in his interview that some of the students had demonstrated impressive culinary skills and techniques that even he did not have when he was their age.

The confidence of many student participants were buoyed by this opportunity to showcase their talents. Short Film Gold medallist, Lee Zhan Feng from SMK Kepong Baru, enthused, “MY Challenge encouraged me to improve my editing skills and continue making short films. It makes me feel clearer of what my dream.”

The schools which won Gold across the categories were:

  • Culinary Arts – SMK Bandar Baru Sungai Buloh
  • Photography – SMK (L) Methodist
  • Short Film – SMK Kepong Baru
  • Solo Singing – SMK BU3
  • Band – Sri KDU Secondary School
  • Modern Dancing – Sirius Scholar

List of Award Winners:

SCHOOL STUDENT
Champion School of the Year SM Sri KDU
Best Showmanship of the Year SM Sri KDU Nik Alyssa Johann (Band)
Best Dancer of the Year Sirius Scholar Yap Lee Shane
Best Team Spirit of the Year Sirius Scholar (Modern Dancing)
Yap Lee Shane;
Jarren Tan Zhe Ren;
Chan Jing Hong;
Evelyn Gan Kai Chyi;
Valen Hu Qi Yinn
Best Creativity of the Year Sirius Scholar (Modern Dancing)
Yap Lee Shane;
Jarren Tan Zhe Ren;
Chan Jing Hong;
Evelyn Gan Kai Chyi;
Valen Hu Qi Yinn
Best Vocalist of the Year SMK BU 3 Ng Jun Shawn
Best Performer of the Year SMK Sri KDU Nik Alyssa Johann

PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS SCHOOL STUDENT
MY Favourite Chef SM Sri Sempurna Brian Ee How Mun;
Brenda Foong Sioh Kie
MY Favourite Stage Performance SMK Kepong Baru Loong Jun Bin (Modern Dancing)
MY Favourite Teacher Advisor SMK Kepong Baru Asrul Fadzli
MY Favourite Band SMK Kepong Baru Brian Tan Jia Shuen
MY Favourite Dance Crew SMK Kepong Baru Loong Jun Bin
MY Favourite Photograph SMK St John Ravin Shunmugarajan

JUDGE'S CHOICE AWARDS SCHOOL STUDENT
Best Story SMK USJ 12 Sabrina Yusof
Best Actor in Leading Role SMK Kepong Baru Edwin Lim Chear Win
Best Teacher Advisor SMK Kepong Baru Asrul Fadzli
Best Drummer SMK Sri Sempurna Kyle Emmanuel
Best Guitarist SMK USJ 12 Zachary Sean Sia
Best Choreography SMK Sinar Bintang Alson Loh Mun Khin (Modern Dancing)
Best Costume Design Sirius Scholar Yap Lee Shane (Modern Dancing)

MEDAL CATEGORY SCHOOL STUDENT
Culinary Arts Gold SMK Bandar Baru Sungai Buloh Nurul Atirah Shahardin;
Nur Syahira Abdul Ghafar
Silver SM Sri Sempurna Brian Ee How Mun;
Brenda Foong Sioh Kie
Bronze SMJK Katholik Lee Ning;
Tan Kia Yann
Photography Gold SMK (L) Methodist Dominic Yeong
Silver SMK (L) Methodist Lim Jun Kit
Bronze SM Sri KDU Sean Heng Kee Kiang
Short Film Gold SMK Kepong Baru Lee Zhan Feng
Silver SMK USJ 12 Sabrina Yusof
Bronze SM Sri KDU Chan Kah Mun
Band Gold SM Sri KDU Nik Alyssa Johann;
Aiman Durrany Sharbini;
Yaqub Zulkifli;
Sheikh Mohammad Syaamil Mohamad;
Razlan Ashraf Amin
Silver SM Sri KDU Tan Jun Sern;
Yau Jun Loong@Darren;
Muhammad Imran Muhammad Nadzmi;
Gavin Wong
Bronze SM Sri Sempurna Neric Hue Foo Seng;
Megan Tam Mun Teng;
Ashley Ho Yi Yin;
Damien Chung;
Sebastian Wong Teng Foong
Solo Singing Gold SMK BU3 Ng Jun Shawn
Silver SMK (P) Sri Aman Syazwani Abdullah
Bronze Frontier Learning Centre Amrita Soon
Modern Dancing Gold Sirius Scholar Yap Lee Shane;
Jarren Tan Zhe Ren;
Chan Jing Hong;
Evelyn Gan Kai Chyi;
Valen Hu Qi Yinn
Silver SMK Kepong Baru Loong Jun Bin;
Teay Siew Linh;
Chong Seng Yeap;
Carmen Wong Mei Yan;
Cheong Jun Ian;
Thai Yi Lin

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KDU MY Challenge Unearths Promising Student Talents
KDU MY Challenge Unearths Promising Student Talents

KDU MY Challenge 2013 Unearths Promising Student Talents


SM Sri Sempurna won the Bronze medal in the Band challenge for their performance of Animal

Petaling Jaya, 30 August 2013: The KDU MY Challenge 2013 wrapped up its run last Sunday with the Grand Finals at MBPJ Civic Hall, ending with a cake-cutting ceremony to mark 30 years of quality education from the KDU Education Group. Started in April this year, the Challenge has attracted over 800 students from 34 schools across the Klang Valley to participate in six events – Solo Singing, Band, Modern Dancing, Short Film, Photography and Culinary Arts.

Organised in conjunction with the KDU Education Group’s 30th anniversary, this inter-school talent competition has provided a revolutionary platform for secondary school students in the Klang Valley to develop and showcase their talents in the areas of performing arts, creative design and imaginative expression.

“The KDU Education Group believes that good education develops students holistically. KDU MY Challenge is aimed at providing opportunities to students to showcase their talents. This underlines the pedagogy of the KDU Education Group – academic approach beyond the classroom,” said Datin Teh Geok Lian, Chief Executive Officer of KDU Education Group.

“Seeing these bright, young stars today, I believe we are on the right track. The KDU MY Challenge has proven to be a great platform to unearth the potential of young Malaysians in diverse areas, demonstrating that there is more to education than just academics,” she added.

This sentiment was shared by the judges, who have been impressed by the talent shown by the student participants.

Celebrity Chef Bruce Lim, who was invited to be one of the judges for the Culinary Arts challenge said in his interview that some of the students had demonstrated impressive culinary skills and techniques that even he did not have when he was their age.

The confidence of many student participants were buoyed by this opportunity to showcase their talents. Short Film Gold medallist, Lee Zhan Feng from SMK Kepong Baru, enthused, “MY Challenge encouraged me to improve my editing skills and continue making short films. It makes me feel clearer of what my dream.”

The schools which won Gold across the categories were:

  • Culinary Arts – SMK Bandar Baru Sungai Buloh
  • Photography – SMK (L) Methodist
  • Short Film – SMK Kepong Baru
  • Solo Singing – SMK BU3
  • Band – Sri KDU Secondary School
  • Modern Dancing – Sirius Scholar

List of Award Winners:

SCHOOL STUDENT
Champion School of the Year SM Sri KDU
Best Showmanship of the Year SM Sri KDU Nik Alyssa Johann (Band)
Best Dancer of the Year Sirius Scholar Yap Lee Shane
Best Team Spirit of the Year Sirius Scholar (Modern Dancing)
Yap Lee Shane;
Jarren Tan Zhe Ren;
Chan Jing Hong;
Evelyn Gan Kai Chyi;
Valen Hu Qi Yinn
Best Creativity of the Year Sirius Scholar (Modern Dancing)
Yap Lee Shane;
Jarren Tan Zhe Ren;
Chan Jing Hong;
Evelyn Gan Kai Chyi;
Valen Hu Qi Yinn
Best Vocalist of the Year SMK BU 3 Ng Jun Shawn
Best Performer of the Year SMK Sri KDU Nik Alyssa Johann

PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS SCHOOL STUDENT
MY Favourite Chef SM Sri Sempurna Brian Ee How Mun;
Brenda Foong Sioh Kie
MY Favourite Stage Performance SMK Kepong Baru Loong Jun Bin (Modern Dancing)
MY Favourite Teacher Advisor SMK Kepong Baru Asrul Fadzli
MY Favourite Band SMK Kepong Baru Brian Tan Jia Shuen
MY Favourite Dance Crew SMK Kepong Baru Loong Jun Bin
MY Favourite Photograph SMK St John Ravin Shunmugarajan

JUDGE'S CHOICE AWARDS SCHOOL STUDENT
Best Story SMK USJ 12 Sabrina Yusof
Best Actor in Leading Role SMK Kepong Baru Edwin Lim Chear Win
Best Teacher Advisor SMK Kepong Baru Asrul Fadzli
Best Drummer SMK Sri Sempurna Kyle Emmanuel
Best Guitarist SMK USJ 12 Zachary Sean Sia
Best Choreography SMK Sinar Bintang Alson Loh Mun Khin (Modern Dancing)
Best Costume Design Sirius Scholar Yap Lee Shane (Modern Dancing)

MEDAL CATEGORY SCHOOL STUDENT
Culinary Arts Gold SMK Bandar Baru Sungai Buloh Nurul Atirah Shahardin;
Nur Syahira Abdul Ghafar
Silver SM Sri Sempurna Brian Ee How Mun;
Brenda Foong Sioh Kie
Bronze SMJK Katholik Lee Ning;
Tan Kia Yann
Photography Gold SMK (L) Methodist Dominic Yeong
Silver SMK (L) Methodist Lim Jun Kit
Bronze SM Sri KDU Sean Heng Kee Kiang
Short Film Gold SMK Kepong Baru Lee Zhan Feng
Silver SMK USJ 12 Sabrina Yusof
Bronze SM Sri KDU Chan Kah Mun
Band Gold SM Sri KDU Nik Alyssa Johann;
Aiman Durrany Sharbini;
Yaqub Zulkifli;
Sheikh Mohammad Syaamil Mohamad;
Razlan Ashraf Amin
Silver SM Sri KDU Tan Jun Sern;
Yau Jun Loong@Darren;
Muhammad Imran Muhammad Nadzmi;
Gavin Wong
Bronze SM Sri Sempurna Neric Hue Foo Seng;
Megan Tam Mun Teng;
Ashley Ho Yi Yin;
Damien Chung;
Sebastian Wong Teng Foong
Solo Singing Gold SMK BU3 Ng Jun Shawn
Silver SMK (P) Sri Aman Syazwani Abdullah
Bronze Frontier Learning Centre Amrita Soon
Modern Dancing Gold Sirius Scholar Yap Lee Shane;
Jarren Tan Zhe Ren;
Chan Jing Hong;
Evelyn Gan Kai Chyi;
Valen Hu Qi Yinn
Silver SMK Kepong Baru Loong Jun Bin;
Teay Siew Linh;
Chong Seng Yeap;
Carmen Wong Mei Yan;
Cheong Jun Ian;
Thai Yi Lin

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