AVIGHNA ANAND from KG1 participated in the NURSERY CATEGORY of MARRS PRESCHOOL BEE NATIONAL level at MUMBAI this August. She secured 1ST PLACE in NURSERY MATHS category NATIONAL level and BUDDING STAR AWARD in NURSERY ENGLISH category NATIONAL level .
Earlier this year she had obtained A+ in all three subjects in School and Interschool level and moved on to STATE LEVEL. She secured 1ST, 1ST AND 4TH PLACE in STATE LEVEL ENGLISH, SCIENCE AND MATHS respectively and moved on to National level.
CONGRATULATIONS AVIGHNA !!
GREENWOOD HIGH WON THE BEST SCHOOL TITLE
Greenwood High International School won the Best School award in the Chess Mine FIDE International Rated Rapid Chess Tournament conducted by Chess Mine at Bengaluru on 5th and 6th August 2017. Greenwood High won the Best School Title In Blitz Tournament also which was held on 7th August 2017.
The tournament is the strongest chess Tournament in India. 15 Grand Masters , 25 International Masters 2 Woman Grand Masters took part in the Tournament. Totally 466 Players from India took part in this mega event.
Shraddha Somanath won the Under-9 Girls Category Title in both the Rapid and Blitz Chess Tournament.
Greenwood High students won the following IndividualPrizes in different age categories: Totally 60 students from Greenwood High took part this tournament. This is a record no of students from a school for a FIDE Rated International Rating Chess Tournament.
Congratulations to all the parents who are encouraging their kid and took their kid for this mega event. The kids have enjoyed very much this tournament and taken autographs of top players of India and also taken photograph with them.This tournament is a great inspiration for them and Lifetime memorable experience.
RAPID CHESS TOURNAMENT PRIZE WINNERS
Shraddha Somanath (4H) won the title in the Under-9 Girls Category.SuhaniChowdhary (4B)secured 3rd place and TanheeNagaich (4E) won 8th Place.
AnaghaDattaAvadhani(2E),Sannidhi Suresh (UKG) won 9th and 10th place respectively in Under-7 Girls Category.
Pragy Narayan (4F) won 6th Position in the Under-9 open Category.
BLITZ TOURNAMENT PRIZE WINNERS:
Shraddha Somanath won the title in Undder-9 Girls Title.
Pragy Narayan secured 3rd Place in the Under-9 Open Category.Nishanth.S. Gowda (4I)secured 7th place, RitwikMallwarapu (4C) secured 9th Position and Vasanth.C (3H) secured 10th Place.
VrishankPeddireddi (5G) secured 6th Place in the Under-11 Open Category. Mihir Ramaswamy(5J) secured 10th Place.
Shivani V.N Dogiparthi(6G) secured 6th place in the Under-11 Girls Category. KeerthanaRajesh( 5G) secured 7th Place.
ApoorvBelgundi (7B} secured 9th place in the Under-13 open Category.
Other participants from Greenwood High are as follows:
SatvikSreeram(2B), Rang Narulla(2A), AvikaKhare(2F),Gladius Eva James(3G),Yash Jayesh Laddha(4H), Shubh Jayesh Laddha(4G), Jaagrith Khanna(2H), Anish Vivek(5I), Ridhyan Gupta(3C), Yashika Bharadwaj(6E), Avyay Anand(2D), Zoya Nizar(6B), Pranav Mekaraj(2I),Nikita Nale(3E), VedantChowdhary(5A),Aman Deepak thadani(7)Pratik Rungta(4F),Aashi Agarwal(6B), AayushDhareshwar(5A), Suraj R Bhat(4H), Trinab Mittal(4B), Tavleen Kaur(4I),
Pranav Vishnu(8H), Ujjwal Paul(6A), Sparsh Gupta(7B), Adrita Tripathi(4A), Tanrika Sajjan(3I), Varun Agrawal(10A), SrivishnuVusurikala(6F), Ameya P Uchil(4G), Sahil Sindiri(5J), Kushal Galrani(6B), Aarush verma(6H), Abhimanyu Verma(3A), Prahlad Deepak(3F), Nikhil Srinivasan(5D), Ramesh Moopuru(IB), Sreehan(IB), AdithyaChowdhary(8B), Naren Karthik(5I), Aryan Adhitya(6G)HariSai Harish(6C),Ishan Mukherjee(2D), Varun Senthil(6G), Rahul s Sehthil(3J).
GREENWOOD HIGH WON BEST SCHOOL TITLE IN KARNATAKA STATE FIDE RATED RAPID CHESS TOURNAMENT
Greebwood High won the Best School Title in the Karnataka State FIDE Rated Chess Championship held on July 22nd and 23rd at Bengaluru.
Anya Syed Seth (6C) won First Place in Under-12 Girls Category.
Shraddha Somanath (4H) won second Place in Under-10 Girls Category.
Ridhyan Gupta (3C) secured 4th Place in Under-8 Open Category.
GREENWOOD HIGH STUDENTS WIN INTERNATIONAL ROBOTIC COMPETITION HELD IN UK
Greenwood High students once again proved to be the best in the world by winning 2 trophies in the FIRST LEGO League International Open Championship 2017 for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) skills held in UK recently. More than 700 aspiring young engineers from over 90 teams aged 9 - 16 and representing 36 countries worldwide battled it out in the Championship which was held in the UK for the first time. The event was organised by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) in partnership with the University of Bath.
Greenwood High team was appreciated for this astounding feat. The team (Aditya P. Uchil, Aditya Vasisht, Akshay B. Sivaraman, Ratan Shankar, Rachita Rajesh & Sahana Athreya) demonstrated the best performance in robot game, project presentation, robot design and core values. The team was also appreciated by all judges for their sound technical knowledge and also for their display in the booth. Greenwood High team was placed 2nd and missed the 1st place by 7 points in the key category of the competition which is “Robot Performance / Robot game”. The school team competed with teams that came from all over the world and these teams were the best teams of their respective countries.
Robot Performance Award – The primary and most important part of this competition was the Robot game. The challenge was for the Robot to complete as many animal themed missions on the challenge table as possible within 2:30 minutes. The robot must be completely autonomous and you cannot touch the robot unless it is in base. Any human interference while the robot is out of base would result in penalties. All of our attachments including our Robot were built completely from scratch using our own innovative ideas. This experience of building and programming a robot from scratch has truly been a great experience. It has taught the team a lot about engineering, problem solving and programming among many other life skills that they gained. The judges said that their final Robot game run was fantastic and sensational!
FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is a global science and technology competition with over 250,000 young people taking part each year. The FLL Open Championship event aims to inspire young people and the general public to engage with STEM subjects and promote awareness of engineering and encourage more young people to consider careers in STEM. It also provide teams from around the world with the opportunity to have fun, engage in a challenging competition and develop a range of key life skills. It increases their knowledge of science, technology, engineering and mathematics which is fast becoming part and parcel of the forward-looking school curriculum.
“The open world championship allowed us to interact with teams from around the world and it was a highly energetic, dynamic atmosphere that brought together like minded students from across the globe. It was an exhilarating experience during the opening ceremony when all the teams were dressed in their traditional costumes, representing their country. It was also amazing to learn about how many teams had designed their own robots and had come up with their own innovative ideas for accomplishing the missions. Thus sharing of knowledge, befriending many teams and experiencing different cultures during the competition was a great highlight of the competition.” said Aditya Vasisht & Akshay B. Sivaraman, participants from Greenwood High.
Aditya P. Uchil, participant from Greenwood High said, “It was an immensely engaging and knowledge-gaining experience, which taught us numerous new skills. The robot game really elevated our analytical and logical thinking abilities as we had to complete various challenges using our robot. We encountered many problems at the competition itself and that is when our thinking was really put to test. The project has really opened up a new world to us, and since this year’s theme was ‘Animal Allies’ it has taught us how even the smallest of creatures(in our case the bees) can make the biggest difference in our world & livelihood.“
The team also secured a 2nd place in another category : “Project Presentation”.
Project Presentation Award - The project was to highlight any animal and come up with an innovative solution to save them. The team chose the “bee” as bees are integral to human survival as they pollinate a third of the world's crops. However they have been dying in large numbers lately due to human interference. So, to help beekeepers, the team built their very own device “iBeeHive “ that fits into any beehive and connects to the beekeeper's phone. The iBeeHive allows the beekeeper to remotely monitor the health of his bees and kill pests that infest the hive. The judges told the team that their presentation was engaging, confident, creative and enthusiastic!
Ratan Shankar, participant from Greenwood High said, “It was mind blowing sharing the platform with students from different countries and needless to say it was a huge learning experience not only about the Robot design & game but also about the different cultures from different countries.”
“At the event, we were able to share our experience with many environmentalists and experts in the field. Not only were we given a platform to spread awareness and gain support from other teams on saving the bees but we had also made it a point to interact with other teams and learn from their projects.”, said Sahana Athreya, Greenwood High participant.
Rachita Rajesh, Greenwood High participant said, “In the process of implementing innovative solution for the Project (we call it “iBeeHive”), we gained immense knowledge and experience about electronic components and new technology as well as the difficulties faced by bee keepers and the need for healthy bee keeping.”
Teams taking part at the competitions had to work together to identify, research and solve a real-world issue. The team also had to develop a solution to a problem that they had identified. This year’s project theme was ‘Animal Allies’. Each team had to create a way of improving the interaction between humans and their chosen animal, developing their idea through research and collaboration with experts. They had to design, build and program a LEGO robot to solve missions in a time limit, each representing a different aspect of animal-human interaction. The children were also required to demonstrate positive participation, skills in robotics, computer programming, teamwork, research, problem solving and collaboration skills while also sharing their culture, core values, making friends and having fun!
Pradeep Uchil, an Education entrepreneur and Mrudul Uchil, proud parents of Aditya P. Uchil, one of the participants from Green Wood High, said: “We have attended a lot of interesting education events, competitions and conferences and we feel that FLL International Open Championship is one of the best events that we have ever attended. This is a very good event to encourage students to challenge themselves in STEM. This competition encourages students to think critically, assimilate information and sharpen their teamwork and communication skills. It teaches students real-world problem solving skills and helps them become future leaders. These so-called "soft skills" – such as decision-making, problem-solving and communication skills – are highly valued by employers. We are also very happy and thankful for the excellent support extended by Greenwood High school to all the participants.”
Greenwood High won the Best School trophy in the 2nd HSM memorial Open Rapid Chess Tournament conducted by ICA which was held on 18th June 2017 at SCASE ,Bengaluru. More than 300 Students from different schools took part in this tournament. Yash Jayesh Ladha won the Under 11 boys title and Shraddha Somanath won the Under 9 Girls Titles Respectively. The following greenwood High students won the Individual Prizes:
UNDER 7 BOYS: Pranav Mekaraj (2 I) secured 3rd place.
UNDER 9 GIRLS: Shraddha Somanath (4H) secured First Place, Anoushka Datta(4B) secured 5th Place.
UNDER 9 BOYS; Ridhyan Gupta (3C) secured 3rd place
UNDER-11 BOYS: Yash jayesh Ladha (4H) secured First Place.Saket Singh (4C) secured 2nd place.
UNDER-11 GIRLS: Aashi Agarwal (6B) secured 2nd place.
UNDER-14 BOYS: Abhinav Saraf(7) secured 3rd place
The other students of Greenwood High who took part in the tournament are as follows;
Under-7:Sanjeevani Kankani,Harnidh Singh, Anagha datta avadhani, Sannidhi suresh, avidh Gupta, Aryaman.
Under-9: Aahan Sarin, Ishan Mukherjee, Nikita Nale, Tanhee Nagaich,Avyay Anand,Vaibhav Singhania, Tanrika Sajjan, Shruthi Praveen, Dhyana Vasavada, Gaura Solanki, Aviti Mohanty, Tanisha Gupta, Dhwani Vasawada, Anivart Prakash.
Under-11: Shubh Jayesh Laddha, ujjawal paul, Yashika Bharadwaj, Aditya Devarakonda, Vrinda Aggarwal.
Under-14: Sparsh Gupta, Pranav Sai Palaka, Pranav Vishnu.
Anya Seth Syed ( Grade 6 C) participated in the following tournaments during holidays.
1. Candor International Open FIDE tournament - She stood second in below 1200 rating category and won a cash prize of Rs 5000/-
2. BRDCA Under 1600 - She stood first in the Under 12 category and came first amongst women across ages. She won a trophy.
3. Karnataka State Under 13 in Hassan - She had 7 points out of 9 .
4. Karnataka State Under 11 in Udupi - She stood 4th in the State of Karnataka .She was on table 1 in the last round and was fighting for the first position.She drew the game and her ranking came to 4th due to the bucchholtz System . She won a cash prize of Rs 2000/- and a Trophy.
She has gained close to 200 points in her rating too. Anya now has FIDE rating of 1333 .
Following the Elder sister footsteps. Kyra Seth Syed of Grade 1 E took part in the Karnatake State Under 7 tournament and she came 15th. She won a trophy.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS !!
Anirudh Nagaraj and Vikram Nagaraj of VI-D and III-F respectively won medals in Swimming competitions held on May 28th at Bowring Institute and June 4 at the Bangalore Club.
Event at Bowring Institute on May 28th
Anirudh Nagaraj - Gold 25 mtr Butterfly. Silver 25mtr Freestyle, breaststroke and back stroke
Vikram Nagaraj - Gold 25 mtr backstroke and 25 mtr freestyle
Event at Bangalore club on June 4
Anirudh Nagaraj - Silver 25 mtr Freestyle, Backstroke and Butterfly. Bronze 25 mtr breaststroke
Vikram Nagaraj - Gold 25 mtr butterfly. Silver 25 mtr freestyle and backstroke.
CONGRATULATIONS ANIRUDH AND VIKRAM !!
Avani Prashanth Finishes Top 3 at the U.S Kids European Golf Championship 2017, Scotland
Avani Prashanth of Grade 5 continued her good performance at international tournaments in addition to winning performance at domestic tournaments in India. She was the only Girl from India to finish Top 3, across all participating age groups, 2 years running at the U.S Kids European Golf Championship at Scotland in her age category (Girls 10) last week. She was the most consistent player in her age group with scores of -1 under par on Day 1 and Day 2, she played a round of 3 over par on the last day to finish with a 1 over par Score for the tournament.
Travelling to an International tournament venue with conditions very different from Bangalore and performing consistently year on year is a mark of her growing as a player and the effort she is putting into becoming a future player for India. Her performance in these International tournaments has been the best ever by an Indian Girl in the 10 year history of the tournament which is considered a premier tournament for juniors.
CONGRATULATIONS AVANI !!
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