Malaysian Student Cheryl Chow Receives ‘Top In The World’ Award For IGCSE Chemistry
It’s one thing to score an excellent grade in an examination, but to be considered as the top in the world at something is just beyond extraordinary. And that’s exactly what Cheryl Chow Su Ying of Beaconhouse Sri Inai International School managed to achieve.
The 17-year-old student has been awarded with the highest standard mark for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examinations in Chemistry, earning her the “Top In The World” title.
Cheryl’s achievement has since garnered the attention of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah as His Majesty has expressed pride and happiness over Cheryl’s success.
Credits: New Straits Times
Speaking on her accomplishment, Cheryl says “I am ecstatic to receive this prestigious global recognition. To know that I’ve been named the best in Chemistry in the whole world, it is something I never have dreamt of.”
Although she was one of the many students who struggled with learning from home in the past year, Cheryl still managed to stay motivated for her exams, thanks to the help and support she received from her parents, teachers and peers.
And this isn’t even her first major achievement. According to the school, Cheryl has previously won gold in the national level Kangaroo Math Competition and was even a top achiever in the 2019 The University of St Andrews Maths Competition! On top of this, she is also a two-time recipient of the gold award in the Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition in 2019 and 2020!
As an all-rounder in academics, it’s amazing what Cheryl has gone to achieve at her young age and we certainly look forward to see where her hard work and dedication can take her next in the future.