Newsmaker@Shiv Nadar school Gurgaon

World Scholars Cup 2019

Agastya and Abhimanyu Rao of grade 8 bagged the 4th position in the Scholars Challenge Quiz that recently concluded at Yale University. They were also awarded gold and silver medals for the debate, the buzzer round quiz, and individual subjects of study.

After a rigorous selection at the national level and a global round at Beijing, they qualified for the Tournament of Champions. The World Scholars Cup is an international team academic event that requires intensive and creative studying of various subjects (arts, music, literature, social studies, mysteries of the world, and science). The theme for this year was "A World on the margins". There were over 1500 students from all over the world competing in the junior category

Seeya Kapoor and Jiya Kochar participated in the World Scholar cup which was held in the prestigious Yale University. They were competing in the senior category.

Tanisha Kalyan - Golfer

Tanisha’s golfing Journey started in 2014 at a summer camp at DLF Golf Club. She started pursuing the game seriously only in 2016 when she started formal coaching with one of the renowned coaches and played a few tournaments on the Junior Tour in 2017. A wrist injury while playing a tournament at Pune prevented her from playing many tournaments in 2018. She had an eventful 2019 after recovering from her injury and her major sporting achievements during the year were:-

  1. Green to Glory Tournament at ITC, Manesar in January 2019- 1st Runner up.
  2. DLF Club Mix Matchplay in February 2019- Winner.
  3. The Salanqui International Inter School Tournament at ITC Manesar October 2019- Winner.
  4. Pro-Am Panasonic Indian Open winner with Golf Professional Gaganjit Bhullar in November 2019.
  5. 6th Noida Ladies Amateur Golf Championship- November 2019- Winner in Golf Division (0-15 handicap) Best Net Score.
  6. Won the Green to Glory Golf Tournament in ‘A’ Category in November 2019 and qualified for South Africa Junior Challenge 2020 & Thailand Junior Development Tour next year.
  7. Won the Lufthansa Junior Golf Tournament in Category A+B at DLF Golf Club multiple times during the year.
  8. Received the Panasonic Emerging Golfer Of The Year Award.
  9. During the year, she had the best score of 2 over in 18 holes at the DLF Golf Club.

Tanisha, whose present Golf Handicap is 7 plans to pursue Golf after her class XII Board Exams in March 2020 and aspires to play the Professional Golf Tour organized by Women’s Golf Association of India in near future.

Palak Modi - Artist

In September our Grade XII student, Palak Modi displayed her understanding of nature in her latest exhibition, “Definitely, Maybe” at the Galerie Romain Rolland, Alliance Française de Delhi.

Definitely, Maybe provided Palak with a platform to play with the unpredictability of life, nature, and humans. It is a journey of a 17-year old trying to find structure even in the chaos, or sometimes just embracing the chaos itself. Keeping her faith firmly in the transience of life, she has ventured into portraying the world in different mediums ~ from acrylics and watercolours to foliage and cement. Her work is a blend of realism with abstractions.

Nature undergoes constant transformation. And it is this very process of change that defines the existence of perfectionism. Gaining inspiration from the perfect imperfections of nature and of humans, Palak portrayed the untamed world around us just the way it is ~ pure, raw and free.

Though Palak has been painting since she was just-six-years-old, she always treated painting just like any other hobby; it was no different from dancing and reading for her. However, she genuinely relished spending time in the studio, working with paints and learning the right techniques.

Muskan Jubbal

Karting is often hailed as the stepping-stone for a motorsport hopeful!

Muskan started at an early age of 8 years with her brother Jasmehar with basic fun karting at Smaash. As and when the karting competitions came up, they showed interest in the sport and participated as often as they could. The turning point was when at the first anniversary of Smaash, Muskan was felicitated for being the youngest and the fastest female on the track. They then started formal training and are now stepping out of their base track to participate in events at the National level.

Muskan recently won the Karting Slalom crown of FIA Girls on Track extravaganza. The GOT program, held on the sidelines of the JK Tyre FMSCI National 4 Stroke Karting Championship 2019, saw Muskan complete the course with an impressive timing of 1:40:91.

Aarav Verma

Artist is born not made, nothing can be more apt to explain the artistic talent of Aarav Verma Grade VIII student. A child prodigy born 12 years ago was the youngest speaker at a platform that needs no introduction to TedX at the IIM Lucknow Noida Campus. He shared the artistic journey and its challenges.

He also received the Rex Karamveer Global Fellowship and Karmaveer Chakra award. He is the youngest recipient. The award is given by the International confederation of NGOs in association with the United Nations.