A total of 13 secondary schools from Ipoh participated in the preliminary rounds of the Inter-School Quiz 2011 organised by the Rotary Club of Kinta. After a gruelling session of questions on current affairs, local and international sports, history, geography and English, SMK Tambun, SMK Methodist ACS, SMK Tarcisian Convent and SMK St Michael emerged as finalists. The four schools competed for the Challenge Trophy donated by Charter Member and Past President Eddy Chong, a sport enthusiast who was associated with the National Bowling Association.
The Organising Chairman, in his closing speech, encouraged students to broaden their knowledge by reading more and being aware of current affairs. “It is sad to know that many students are only examination oriented and haven’t acquainted themselves with such interests as general knowledge and current affairs,” he said. “Students should know the history of Ipoh City and how it became known internationally as the ‘City That Tin Built’ or the ‘City of Millionaires’.”
The winning team was newcomer SMK Tambun Ipoh, which consisted of Daniel Arul Nesan, Navitha Kuppusamy, Mohd, Izzuddin and Ganesh Thirumanran. Daniel was adjudged Outstanding Participant of the Quiz because he was able to answer all the questions with precision.
Prizes were presented by Dato’ Dr. M. Subramainam, the President of the Rotary Club of Kinta.