Update: 09:48 | 21/01/2020
(BGO) - In the joy of welcoming the Year of the Rat, the Bac Giang High School for the Gifted is happier when its students won 62 prizes at the national competition for excellent students in the 2019-2020 school year. Among the 13 second prize winners (there is no first prize), Bac Giang Newspaper would like to introduce some typical students who overcome difficulties and attained high achievements in learning and other school activities.
Tran Xuan Ngoc: Reward for the efforts
With the result of 30.8/42 points, Tran Xuan Ngoc, an 11th Biology grader, won the second prize in the national competition for excellent students in the 2019-2020 school year.
Tran Xuan Ngoc - the winner of the second national prize in Biology.
Ngoc was born in Xuan Phu village, Xuan Phu commune (Yen Dung district) and was orphaned at his early age (his mother died when he was in the first grade, and in the sixth grade, his father also died of serious illness). To help Ngoc continue going to school, his older sister, who is working in Bac Giang city, took him to live with her.
That time, he studied at a high quality class in the city. Thanks to his hard work and constant efforts, in the 9th grade, Ngoc won the second prize at the city level competition for excellent students and the second prize at the provincial-level contest. He was directly admitted to the 10th Biology grade at the Bac Giang High School for the Gifted.
Along with Biology, Ngoc said he is able to study Maths well. In addition to the lessons in the classroom with teachers, the rest of the time he studies by himself. After mastering basic knowledge, he often draws mind maps, marks with crayons or signs to note the knowledge to remember.
From left to right: Nguyen Phuong Linh, Giap Thi Anh Thu, Tran Xuan Ngoc, Truong Nguyen Phuong Anh and Nguyen Van Phu - students who won prizes in the recent national competition for excellent students.
Besides school time, the good student also helps his brother-in-law and sister with teaching his nephews and returns to visit his grandmother. Ngoc shared that his grandmother is 83 years old but very lucid. Her affection and the encouragement of his teachers have helped him try to study well to realise his dream of becoming a doctor.
Truong Nguyen Phuong Anh: Linking the subject with daily life
In the recent national competition for excellent students, 11th-grader Truong Nguyen Phuong Anh, a Tay ethnic minority from Tru Huu commune (Luc Ngan district) also won the second prize in History.
Truong Nguyen Phuong Anh.
In Grade 9, she bagged the first prize at the district level competition and a consolation prize at the provincial level contest in History. In order to be enrolled in the Bac Giang High School for the Gifted as expected, the student focused highly on studying and was one of the five students with high scores on the entrance exam to the 10th grade majoring in History in the 2018-2019 academic year.
While many of her peers are afraid of studying History, Phuong Anh loves the subject because it helps her gain more knowledge about the history of the country and the world. History provides lots of information about events, forcing students to remember correctly. Therefore, she often links historical events with her daily life, reads many books and documents, and does many exercises.
Giap Thi Anh Thu: Wish to study more about Chemistry
Giap Thi Anh Thu is the monitor of the 12th grade majoring in Chemistry. In the first years of the secondary school, she focused on Maths. After a while, she realized that the chemical formulas and reactions were interesting, and from which she could explain many things and phenomena in life, so she spent a lot of time studying this subject. The more she studies Chemistry, the more she feels passionate about it and she will follow this subject for long, Anh Thu confided.
Giap Thi Anh Thu – the winner of the second prize in Chemistry.
Anh Thu's house is in Ngo Quyen ward (Bac Giang city). Her father is a driver and her mother is a housewife. Since they were small, she and her elder brother have always studied hard. Following the example of her brother, a former student of the Bac Giang High School for the Gifted, after finishing the 9th grade, she was determined to study hard and passed the entrance exam to the 10th grade specialising in Chemistry.
Anh Thu's learning method is to always listen to and carefully record knowledge delivered by teachers and do homework laboriously. Every day, she often studies until late at night and gets up early to review lessons. She always pays attention to the phenomena happening around and seek to explain their causes with her chemical knowledge.
Anh Thu said that she will continue to work hard with the hope of being admitted to the University of Natural Sciences (the National University Hanoi) next year so that she can study in depth her favorite subject.
Nguyen Phuong Linh: Good at English thanks to the Internet
Recently, Nguyen Phuong Linh, an English 12th grader, won the second prize in English with 15.2 points. Since she was a child, she has had a passion for learning many foreign languages, especially English.
Nguyen Phuong Linh – the winner of the second prize at the national competition for excellent students in English.
Every day, besides class time, she spends from one to two hours on the Internet to participate in English-majoring forums, learn how to express English through YouTube, and practice listening and speaking skills like native speakers.
Not only that, the little girl also explores her favorite fields such as fashion, cinema and music in English; learns vocabularies and sentence structures through a number of comics. Phuong Linh always has a notebook to record new and impressive words.
Not only smart, good at school, Phuong Linh is also an active student who regularly participates in activities at photographer and English clubs as well as charity activities of the school. She is trying to cultivate knowledge and life skills with the hope that this year she will be enrolled in Fulbright University - a university newly established by the US Government in Ho Chi Minh City.
Nguyen Van Phu: Live positively thanks to literary works
Nguyen Van Phu, a 11th-grader, is the only male student of the Literature team of the Bac Giang High School for the Gifted to take the national competition for excellent students this year. With 14/20 points, he had the highest score in the team and won the second prize.
Nguyen Van Phu - the winner of the second prize at the national competition for excellent students in Literature.
When he was a child, Phu's mother used to read to him Truyen Kieu (the Story of Kieu), folk verses, proverbs, or short stories of local authors. Gradually, his love for poetry, especially Vietnamese folk literature, has been growing.
Winning the second prize in Literature at the provincial level competition for excellent students in Grade 9, from the Phuc Son Secondary School (Tan Yen district), Phu was enrolled directly in the Literature class of the Bac Giang High School for the Gifted. After two years studying in a new environment, he has shown his competence in the subject.
To get that result, in addition to mastering the knowledge in class, Phu has bought many advanced literature books and literary critiques to improve his knowledge. Whenever he read a good story, she pondered, underlined and recorded the words of interest and new ways to open an article and apply them flexibly in his articles.
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