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by James TC Wong

MIRI – The 3rd East Malaysia SPM Bible Knowledge (BK) quiz was held at SMK Columba on July 5 with the participation of 90 students from various secondary schools throughout Sarawak and Labuan.

Sponsored by Grace Methodist Church Miri, the event was jointly organized by the Malayan Christian Schools’ Council (MCSC), Scripture Union and SMK St. Columba Miri.

The aim of the quiz was to test SPM BK students’ knowledge on The Gospel of Luke and The Book of Acts.

Moreover, students not sitting for their SPM BK this year were able to benefit through the experience of this event in preparation as future candidates.

SMK Methodist Sibu won the 1st and 3rd place in the Oral Quiz Category with SMK Labuan clinching 2nd place.

In the Upper Form (4-5) Written Quiz Category, Fifth Former David Chieng Kai Tung from SMK Methodist Sibu topped his cohort followed by Janice Jong Yee Minn and Benice Goh Sin Yee, both Form Four students from SMK St. Columba.

Hoo Ci Rui, a Form Three student from SMK Methodist Sibu topped in the Lower Form Category (Form 1-3). The second place went to Form Three student Heirich Huong Sheng Yin from SMK Chung Hua Miri followed by Daniel Chieng Kai Kiong, a Form Two student from SMK St. Columba.

The judges were Chua Ping Ching (Chief), Fr. Alfred Damu (St. Columba’s Parish, Miri), Rev. Lisa Ting (Grace Methodist Church, Miri), and Jacinta Lee (St Joseph’s Cathedral, Miri). Rev. Eric Hii Wen Haur of Mei Ann Methodist Church was also present as an observer.

Supang Daring, the Senior Assistant (Academic and Administration) of SMK St. Columba was present to congratulate and give away prizes to the winners.

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Top pics LR – Winning teams from SMK Methodist Sibu. Bottom pics LR – Winning team from SMK Labuan. Rev. Lisa Ting receives a momento from Supang Daring.

In her closing speech, Daring welcomed and thanked all the participants and judges for their support to the event. She also thanked Mr. Phua Seng Tiong, a former Principal from Kuala Lumpur for sharing God’s Word in the opening session.

“I would also like to thank the Organizing Committee, the sponsor, helpers and students for a job well-done. I believe it is right and good for us as a Mission School to host such an important event. Let us be reminded to work closely to glorify God. If other school is willing to host this event in the future, please be assured that we will give them our full support too,” she said.

Chief Judge Chua Ping Ching took the opportunity to advise the students on the Do’s and Don’ts when sitting for the SPM BK examination. “To score high marks, you need to watch out on the spellings and your answers must be more specific instead of giving one-word answers,” she reminded them.

The top finalists have qualified to join the national finals at SMJK Katholik, Petaling Jaya on July 26. The event is expected to draw 600 to 700 participants from secondary schools throughout the country.

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