The USAD Global Finals lasted for more than five months and ended recently, with hundreds of teams competing in China. Among them, six students from "Royal Mile Global Elite Academy" (For short: "Royal Mile") of Shenzhen Merchiston International Foreign Students' School (For short: "MIS") participated in the USAD competition for the first time and made outstanding achievements in the competition. They won 4 team awards and 14 individual awards, among which the total team score won the first prize in South China Region.
Won the first prize in the
USAD Finals in South China
As the most authoritative platform for high school students' comprehensive academic team competition in the United States, the USAD competition is comparable to the "Oscar" of academia, known as the intellectual challenge to the world's top universities. The competition consists of ten subjects, including seven objective subjects: art, economics, literature, mathematics, music, science, and social science; There are also three subjective subjects: speech, interview, and writing. Each year, the competition has a specific theme, and all preparation study is conducted around the theme.
△Michael，Remy，Olivia are teamworking
It is worth mentioning that since the competition team needs to gather six to nine students of equal level, many high school students from international schools need to join forces across the school and go to Hainan together to participate in the competition and select the six best performance to participate in the evaluation. The Royal Mile team, aged 13 to 14, did so well with no backup players, six against nine, and an online entry. The players' outstanding performance in USAD fully reflects the advantages of the MIS's holistic education -- a solid academic foundation, a wide range of knowledge, and a robust psychological quality.
Entered the top 10%
in the first competition
△Olivia was nicknamed "MIS Gu Ailing" by her classmates
Good at football, basketball, and rowing... Olivia was nicknamed "MIS Gu Ailing" by her classmates because of her developed sports cell, excellent study, and lively personality. As the team leader of this competition, she entered the top 10% in the first competition and won the individual rookie award.
△Olivia is answering the question during the competition
Olivia said that she was best prepared for the interview and speech among all the parts of the competition. The title of the speech was "If I Can Make a Difference in the World." When writing the speech, she consulted the school's foreign teachers. Regarding the interview, the judges asked, "What are your plans for your future?" Olivia, who has always been interested in architecture, replied, I want to promote the culture of ancient Chinese architecture worldwide in the future.
△Olivia gets the medal
"The math and economics knowledge in the USAD competition is all the content I have learned in class. I felt relaxed during the whole exam, even the shock of dimensionality reduction." Deo, who got the highest score in South China, followed the route of international education from childhood. He studied in famous international schools in Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and other places and played golf well. After passing the examination last year, I entered the Royal Mile Scholarship Programm of MIS.
△PGA Junior Champion Deo gets another champion for MIS
"The Royal Mile was challenging and fun, and the teachers were able to harness my full learning potential." Ken, a team member who chose the most severe difficulty mode in USAD, said that the competition requires high academic proficiency—the 18th and 19th centuries happened to be the period of rapid development of basic disciplines such as physics and chemistry. In the competition, rare questions such as the development history of science and the founder of a scientific principle will be asked, requiring students to master the basic knowledge of interdisciplinary and multi-fields.
△Ken from Royal Mile
Integration and innovation
It is known that this international boarding school with a history of nearly 200 years is a pure British international school. After five years of continuous exploration and practice, it has integrated the British holistic education concept with the advantages of traditional Chinese teaching and gradually opened up a "small but beautiful, specialized and refined, pure and excellent" "MIS Path." And gradually out of an "international education localization, local education internationalization" road.
No matter where students come from, their year group, or their learning background, they can find a suitable learning and development path at MIS.
From the campus to the world, the MIS students have succeeded in various international competitions and will bring the MIS values to the world, such as collaborative, enquiring, resilient, and international-minded... It is the best evidence of this pure British international school's practice of holistic education.
Adhering to the educational vision of "making ordinary children more excellent and excellent children more outstanding" and the educational philosophy of holistic education, we also believe that more and more of our students will enter the international stage, join international affairs, build a global perspective, and become a world citizen with both integrity and ability.
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