Four Sekolah Bogor Raya GAC graduates receive scholarships

20/6/2015: Today Sekolah Bogor Raya in Bogor held its Year 12 GAC graduation event with four students receiving scholarships from AES and one from a US university.

Kenny Masbagusdanta, the Valedictorian as well as the best achiever in Science, Amira Leila, the Best Achiever in Social Science, Joanne Katarina Agus, the Most Talented Student and Reinardus Indra Tanata, for Completing the Most Hours in Community Service Program, all received scholarships.

Amira has also been accepted at Wesleyan University, USA with a 100% scholarship. She praised the GAC program for teaching her how to write academic and scientific essays and reports. “They’re going to be very helpful for me later on at university,” she said.

According to Kenny, “I want to be a doctor and writing scientific journals will be a big part of my study later on. It is no doubt that GAC is really helpful in preparing me with this particular knowledge.” Kenny has just finished taking the university entrance exam to state universities in Indonesia. He is aiming for admittance at the prestigious University of Indonesia.

Sekolah Bogor Raya (SBR) forges its students to rigorous academic standards by running two curricula during high school; the Indonesian National High School program and the GAC program, both taught exclusively in English. Graduates from SBR have always been highly regarded and accepted at reputable universities, both in Indonesia and abroad.

Arning Rani Wulandari, Director of Studies of the GAC program said, “The GAC program persistently prepares and expects the students to generate essays and research papers to a high standard. Not only are the students well trained in scientific thinking, but also very proficient in conveying their ideas into scientific writing. Nothing is more crucial than those skills once they study at university.”

Sekolah Bogor Raya was one of five GAC centers selected to showcase the program at a Poster Session at the NAFSA: Association of International Educators Convention in Boston, USA last month.