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March 2012

The Star Mighty Minds National Challenge 2012

MELAKA - RHB–The Star Mighty Minds National Challenge 2012 state level kicks off on a high note at Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall here today. It was attended by the Director of Group Corporate Services, RHB Banking Group, Puan Norrazzah Sulaiman and The Star’s Group Business Director Mr Calvin Kan.

The state-level competition in Melaka will see approximately 160 lower and upper secondary teams competing for the State Championship title. Into its fourth year, the competition showcases and tests students’ skills, knowledge and their ability to put theory into practice. Participating students are divided into two categories; Lower Category : Forms 1, 2 and 3 and Upper Category: Forms 4 and 5.

The competition is broken into four different challenges:    
  • The First Challenge:

    1. Teams from each category to answer questions based on General Knowledge, Maths and Science principles through an interactive device.

    2. The top 15 teams from each category will proceed to the second Challenge.

  • Second Challenge: 

    1. The Hands-on-challenge will be based on a specific task applying Maths and Science principles where each group is required to assemble a model(s) with written logical explanations.

  • Third Challenge: 

    1. Each team will then be required to present their models created earlier. The presentation would require the team to explain the specific Maths and Science principles which they used in assembling their model(s)

  • Fourth Challenge: 

    1. Five teams per category will have to compete in a buzzer quiz based on General Knowledge, Maths and Science principles. This challenge requires speed in thinking as well as knowledge
Winners stand to win the following:-
1st Prize : RM 5,000 cash per team and RM 300 book voucher
2nd Prize : RM 2,000 cash per team and RM 300 book voucher
3rd Prize : RM 1,000 cash per team and RM 300 book voucher
4th Prize : RM 500 cash per team
5th Prize : RM 300 cash per team

Each team member will receive a Certificate of Participation. The accompanying teacher will also receive a Certificate of Participation.

And for this year, the winner of Mighty Minds Grand Finals (Upper Secondary) will win a trip to the Young  Scientist and Technology Exhibition in Ireland, sponsored by Penang Medical College.

The other state Challenges include Negri Sembilan (24 March), Terengganu (31 March), Pahang (7 – 8 April), Kelantan (14 April), Sabah (21 April), Kuala Lumpur (28 April), Kedah (12 May), Perlis (13 May), Johor (16 – 17 May), Sarawak (23 June), Penang (30 June), Selangor (7-8 July) and Perak (14 July). The two-day National Challenge will take place in October.

RHB-The Star Mighty Minds National Challenge 2012 is organised by RHB Banking Group and The Star. For more information, please log on to http://thestar.com.my/mightyminds/

For media enquiries, contact  :

Star Publications (M) Berhad c/o Events Communications, Star Events  Department,
Level 10, Menara Star 15, Jalan 16/11
47350 Petaling Jaya.
Tel: 03-7967 1388
 Fax: 03-7957 7641

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