CVSS Sweeps 8 Awards at the Singapore Amazing Flying Machine Competition 2018!
It was a time of great jubilation for our school at the Singapore Amazing Flying Machine Competition (SAFMC) Awards Ceremony held in the Singapore Science Centre on 7 April 2018. The competition was held over several days. A record of more than 400 teams from 84 schools participated in the SAFMC this year. Our North Stars swept 8 awards and clinched the coveted Championship Award, 1st Place in the Unpowered Gliders category, the highest award a team could win based on overall excellence shown in all aspects of the competition. This is the first time our school clinched the championship award in the competition's 10 year history and our third participation since 2016.
Championship Award, 1st Place (Unpowered Gliders):
Koh Tze Wang (1E2) and Valerie Lee Xin Yi (4E3)
Category B: The Unpowered Gliders [170 participating teams from secondary schools]:
•Championship Award, 1st and 3rd placing
•Best Performance Award, 1st and 2nd (tie) placing
•Most Creative Award, 2nd
Category C1: The Fixed-Wing Radio Controlled Flight (103 participating teams from sec/IP schools, JCs, Polys and ITE]:
•Championship Award, 3rd
•Most Creative Award, 1st
•Best Aesthetic Award, 3rd
|Our Unpowered Glider Teams||Our Fixed-Wing RC Team|
Team Night Rider:
Chan Wan Ian (3E4), Lee Jia Qian (3E3),
Lim Yu Sheng (3E4), Yu Yong Yi (3E1)
Brian Fok (2E4), Nicholas Toh (3E4),
Muhd Dhiya (2E1), Koh Tze Wang (1E2)
Koh Tze Wang (1E2),
Valerie Lee Xin Yi (4E3)
Our teams received the awards from Dr Maliki Osman, Senior Minister of State for Defence and Foreign Affairs, the Guest of Honour at the ceremony. Apart from receiving medals for each award, the teams have also won a collective sum of $2,600 prize money. As a result of our outstanding performance, two of our teams were selected to demonstrate the launching of gliders and flying of their radio-controlled plane to the Guest of Honour and the audience during the award ceremony. Valerie Lee Xin Yi from 4E3 was also chosen to present the token of appreciation to the GOH.
Our North Stars demonstrating their flying machines to the GOH, Dr Maliki Osman
|Although some of our teams did not managed to clinch any award, all of them have put in a lot of time and effort to research, learn and improve, relentlessly overcoming obstacles in the process such as the lack of knowhow, mutual free time, practice space and venue. The enthusiasm, commitment and resilience that they displayed are indeed exemplary and befitting of a North Star!|
North Stars, with teamwork and commitment, putting in their best effort to prepare for the competition