CEFL Reading Competition 2012, “READING ROCKS!” – The Finals (12 August 2012)

The Finals of the CEFL Reading Competition: READING ROCKS! was held on 12 August 2012 at Sunway Pyramid. Twenty finalists competed in two age groups and Sonia Marie Alfred (7-9 age group) and Syafiqah Zahari (10-12 age group) emerged as the grand prize winners. Each took home a laptop computer and a one year English language study scholarship as well as lots of other attractive prizes. The runners-up were :


7-9 Age Group

Ranking Name of Winner School
Grand Prize Winner Sonia Marie Alfred SK Bukit Rimau
1st Runner Up Zoe Tay Shiao Shuen Sri KDU Primary School
2nd Runner Up Irina Fatima bt Shamsuddin Sri KDU Primary School
3rd Runner Up Ryan Pua Wei Jer SJK(C) Hin Hua
4th Runner Up Kapil Govind Kanagasabai SK Sri Petaling
5th Runner Up Tanushka Rachel Varughese Sri KL Primary School
Consolation Elizabeth Lim Tze Li SK Taman Megah
Consolation Aditya Ram Kumar Sri KDU Primary School
Consolation Nur Almas bt Norazman SK USJ 2
Consolation Inaya Taqiyah binti Mohd Yuzaidi Sri KDU Primary School


10-12 Age Group

Ranking Name of Winner School
Grand Prize Winner Syafiqah Zahari SK Subang Jaya
1st Runner Up Low Su Yi Sri KDU Primary School
2nd Runner Up Joanna Marie Tan Mei Yin SK Methodist
3rd Runner Up Jade Lou Jie Sri KL Primary School
4th Runner Up Lee Xiao Qing Sapura Smart School
5th Runner Up Prisha Mercy Ponraj SK Assunta Dua
Consolation Priyangaa a/p Rajendran SK Assunta Satu
Consolation Natashya Manasa a/p Sehar SK Assunta Dua
Consolation Dhibasri d/o Chandrakumar SK Assunta Dua
Consolation Gina Nicole Fernandez SK Methodist

Congratulations to our grand prize winners and well done everybody!
About the CEFL Reading Competition 2012, “READING ROCKS!”

This was CEFL’s inaugural Reading Competition and a CSR project aiming to encourage children to devote more time to English language books. The competition provided an opportunity for the contestants to read aloud a passage they had chosen. The benefits and the joy of reading are at the centre of the competition. It also aimed to help children improve their vocabulary and their listening, speaking and, of course, reading skills. The theme, “READING ROCKS!”, conveys the idea that reading is cool and exciting – and worthwhile – and was designed to appeal to today’s generation.

The Competition was open to children aged 7-12 and was divided into 2 age groups, 7-9 and 10-12. There were 2 rounds – Preliminaries and the Finals. Two hundred children registered for this inaugural event and twenty were selected for the Finals. Contestants were assessed based on the following criteria: choice of story and passage, understanding of the story, voice projection, delivery, pronunciation and overall impression.

CEFL wish to thank all our sponsors for making this event a success!

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