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The Jubilee School "Devastates" Competition and Heads for Imagine Cup 2013 Worldwide Finals
30th June 2013

The Jubilee School continues to sweep away local and international competition as its students distinguish themselves as innovative global citizens, who are also passionate to effect change in their communities through applications of sciences and technology.

For example, the "Devastators,” a team from the Jubilee School, placed first at the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2013 Jordan competition this May for their “smart-top” project that helps the elderly monitor their health and measure body temperature.  This team excelled over 450 other students from schools and universities in developing innovative technology.  They will represent Jordan at the Imagine Cup 2013 Worldwide finals in Russia this July, competing alongside delegations from over 180 countries.

The Jubilee School has been meeting similar success at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, the QUANTA competition, the Between the Lines writing program, the TechGirls summer exchange,Jordan’s IGCSE examinations, and the Scientific Research competition.

The remarkable achievements, locally and internationally, is a testament to the successful impact of a multidisciplinary approach to advanced education at the Jubilee School.

A few of the Jubilee School’s many accomplishments so far this year include a student that placed second at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Arizona, US in May 2013 for his project in Mathematical Sciences. At the same conference, the American Geo sciences Institute presented two Jubilee School students with a third place award for their research in geological sciences.  In December 2012, a Jubilee School student placed third at QUANTA, the international competition for science, mathematics, mental ability and electronics held annually in India.

This summer, a Jubilee school student was selected by the Department of State Educational and Cultural Exchange Programs at the US Embassy to participate in Between the Lines (BTL); a summer creative writing program that brings together young writers from around the world for cultural exchange and enrichment.  The program is held in partnership with the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program.

Another teenage girl was selected by TechGirls, a U.S. government funded exchange program, which seeks to empower Middle Eastern girls pursue careers in advanced technologies.  She was one of three to be selected from over 150 applicants and will spend three weeks in the United States this July with 25 other girls to study programming, robotics, mobile application building, web design, video graphics, and 3D game design with leading experts of each field.

Locally, the Jubilee School has been a similar success story.  In 2012, a female student received a first place award in Math and ICT in Jordan’s IGCSE examinations. The school has also won the first place in the Scientific Research Award administered by the Amman Baccalaureate School.

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