Monday, April 06, 2009

2nd Singapore IDEA-NFL Tournament a Success!

The second IDEA-NFL Qualifier Tournament just wrapped up in Singapore. The top students in each of five speaking events earned spots to compete in the 2009 NFL National Tournament in Birmingham, Alabama. This year saw over 60 competitors from nine different schools!

A large thank-you to Ms. Geetha Creffield, Shee Yong, Jasmin and the student volunteers from Anglo-Chinese Junior College for hosting this year's tournament. Their hospitality, organization and committment to the IDEA-NFL program made this tournament a great one. I'd also like to thank the judges and coaches from schools across Singapore for their help.

Results are below:

Duo Interpretation
1st Place (Qualifier for NFL Nationals in Birmingham, Alabama): Nagrani Vinesh Anil/Andrew Mark Ong (Anglo-Chinese Junior College--ACJC)
2nd Place (1st alternate for Birmingham): Aasth Chouhan/Ridhi Bhatnagar from GIIS-ECC
3rd Place (2nd alternate for Birmingham): Sara Vashudev/Shrutika Pandey (Global Indian School- East Coast Campus-- GIIS-ECC)

Humorous Interpretation
1st Place (Qualifier): Archana Sundraraj (ACJC)
2nd Place (1st alternate): Cumara Kalamacumar (ACJC)
3rd Place (2nd alternate): Ashwini Sridhar (GIIS-ECC)

Dramatic Interpretation
1st Place (Arjuna s/o Segathesan (National Junior College)
2nd Place (1st alternate): Kwan Huiyan Rebecca (ACJC)
3rd Place (2nd alternate): Eleanor Susan Lim (ACJC)

International Extemp
1st Place (Qualifier): Anish Hazra (Raffles Junior College--RJC)
2nd Place (Qualifier): Jessica Lee Chu En (Nanyang Girls’ High School—NGHS)
3rd Place (1st alternate): Thng Yiren (ACJC)
4th Place (2nd alternate): Yang Yu Yan (RJC)

Original Oratory
1st Place (Qualifier): Lee Jia Wei (RJC)
2nd Place (Qualifier): Yip Yuk Lum Jennifer (NGHS)
3rd Place (1st alternate): Wong En Hui Charis (NGHS)
4th Place (2nd alternate): Chia Pei Ling (NGHS)

they spoke...

they waited...

the scores were tallied...

...congrats to Singapore's Qualifiers!

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