The Jakarta Post
The Indonesian team of six junior high school students has taken bronze in the 5th International Young Naturalists’ Tournament (IYNT) 2017 held from June 29 to July 4 and hosted by the Nanjing Foreign Language School in Nanjing, China.
Karisa Marleman, Keisha Ratu Alifia, Adiza Noor Daradjatun, Tommy Alfie Fibisono, Teuku Moh Zaki Aulia and Sarah Shafiqa Lubis are all students of Labschool Kebayoran Junior High School in South Jakarta. They formed the Indonesian team to the IYNT 2017, accompanied by team leaders Dyah Ratna Permatasari from DoctoRabbit Science Inc. and Cep Andi Alim Subarkah of Labschool Kebayoran.
According to Antara news agency, the winning teams of the tournament were New Zealand (gold medal), Switzerland (gold) and China (silver).
The IYNT is an annual competition open to students aged 12-16 years from around the globe. Dubbed the Science Fight, the competing students engage in scientific discussion on a variety of topics that aims to shape their creativity and imagination in science.
The 2017 competition saw the participation of 18 teams from 11 countries, including Russia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Georgia, Croatia, Iran and Kazakhstan.
“Although Indonesian participants are still junior high school students, they were able to compete with the high school students,” said team leader Dyah in Jakarta on Thursday. (mas/kes)