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2020 Achievements

Scholarships & Academic Awards

Agency for Science, Technology & Research Science Award  Junior College
Lim Sing Wei (20J01)
Mendell Yap Haw Chuen (20J01)
Ksena Ho Su Xian (20J03)
Kevin Karuna William (20J04)
Toh Zheng Wei (20J09)
Chua Yong Liang (20J10)
Ge Shuqing (20J13)

Upper Secondary
Loo Guan Kit(3A)
Clarrissa Chua (3A)
Leong Kai Jun (3A)
Tan Beng Yang (3A)
Hana Chua Qi En (3A)
Suzanne Bay Zhiting (3H)
Hoh Jiecong Benedict (3A)
Soh Wei Kean, Adrina (3A)
Charis Wong Jing Wen (3A)

Defence & Science Technology Agency Junior College Scholarship
Jonathan Chew Jian Pin (20J10)
Beh Wan Ting (20J12)
Young Defence Scientists programme Scholarship Ng Qi Heng (3A)
Christy Gan Tze Qi (3A)

International Programmes

Singapore International Science Challenge
Outstanding Young Scientist Award 
Jonathan Chew Jian Pin (20J10)

Overall 1st Runner-Up (Field Challenge and Design & Build Challenge)
Jonathan Chew Jian Pin (20J10)

Shanghai International Youth Science & Technology Expo (Online) 2020
3 Excellent Display Awards (Team) 
Lee Kang Tian(4B)
Wong  Kang Lim (4C)
Lee Jing Peng (4I)

Clarice Lim Yin Jie (20J05)
Tong Siyuan (20J13)

Jonathan Chew Jian Pin (20J10)
Chua Yong Liang (20J10)

Most Popular Sci-Tech Innovation Work Award(Team)
Clarice Lim Yin Jie (20J05)
Tong Siyuan (20J13)

Hong Kong Student Science Project Competition and Global Youth Science & Technology Bowl
2nd Prize(Physics & Engineering Category) 
Chua Yong Liang (20J10) 
Jonathan Chew Jian Pin (20J10)
Chan Yin Leng Ysabel(20J17)

International Elementz Science Fair (Anderson - Serangoon Junior College) 2 Gold Awards (1 Individual+ 1 Team) 
Ng Si Min (19J08) 
Chua Yong Liang (20J10) 
Jonathan Chew Jian Pin (20J10)

Silver Award (1 Team) 
Vicky How Wei Jie (19J03)
Teo Xin Ping Joan (19J06) 

2 Bronze Awards (1 Individual + 1 Team) 
Lim Jia Qing (19J11) 
Abelona Chew (19J01) 
Yap Xiao Qin Clarice (19J01)
International Mathematical Modelling Challenge (Singapore) Distinction Award 
Yu Jingrong (20j08)
Chua Yao Xuan (20j13) 
Glenda Chong Rui Ting (20j15) 
Teng Yee Shin (20j15) 

 Merit Award 
Lew Ee Zher Alston (19j07)
Ryan Tan Zi Lin (20j03) 
Kevin Karuna William (20j04) 
Chin Ling Xing, Lance (20j13)
MOE Overseas Student Attachment Programme: Centre for Excellence in Education Summer Programme - Research Science Institute Lim Sing Wei(20J01) is one of the six JC1 students shortlisted by MOE to participate in a six-week overseas research attachment programme at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology(Boston, United States of America)(21 June to 1 Aug 2020)

Science & Technology Fairs & Exhibitions

Singapore Science & Engineering Fair (SSEF)  3 Golds
2 Silvers
2 Merits
2 Special Awards
Agency for Science, Technology & Research Talent Search (ATS) 2nd Prize(Student Category: $3000)
Jonathan Chiew Jian Pin (20J10)

2nd Prize (School Category:$3000)
River Valley High School

ATS is an extension of the SSEF to honour students who have done exceptionally performed well in scientific research. Jonathan was interviewed and selected by a professional panel consisting of Physics Nobel Laureatte, Professor Konstantin Novoselov, Associate Professor Lim Tit Meng (Chief Executive, Science Centre) and other eminent scientists from academia and industries on 2 Sep 2020.
WSPC-ICAAS Most Outstanding Junior College Science Student Award Ng Si Min (19J08) was among the top 15 JC Science candidates shortlisted by MOE for Most Outstanding JC Science Student Award jointly organised by World Scientific Publishing Company and The Imperial College Alumni Association of Singapore.
Nanyang Research Programme Low Yu Hong’s (19J11) research paper has been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations in 2021.
MOE Gifted Education Branch Youth Science Conference Science Mentorship programme:
1 team was selected for the Student Keynote Presentation
Chan Shu Zhen, Venus (21J04)
Zixuan Yeo (21J06)
Chan Kai Sing, Natalie (21J08)  

National Science Challenge
Our RV team emerged 3rd in this national televised competition
   

Inaugural Silver Ribbon Mental Health River Valley High School was one of five educational instituitions that received this award in a virtual Zoom ceremony on 11 December 2020. The awards were meant to acknowledge and applaud the effort of schools in holding workshops and talks for staff and students, and encouraging students to embark on mental-health related projects, among others.

Having implemented the Positive Education framework in RV, there has been greater awareness about mental health issues in school, and teachers and trained peer support leaders are well equipped to provide mental health support. We are happy that our efforts in promoting mental well-being are recognised.
Tan Kah Kee Young Inventors' Award Competition School Award  with Outstanding Participation & Quality Entries : 1st Prize (14th time since 2001)

2 Merit Awards(Team)
Jin Sheng (2F)
Xu Zhenbang (2F)
Xavier Tan Yi-En  (2F)

Tan Ning Vivienne (5D)
Chan Po Shan (5K)
Cui Yanning (5Q)


3 Commendation Awards (Team)
Lim Hong Wei (2E)
Oh Sheng Jun (2E)

Jolene Ng Jing Lin (2I)
Chiu Sarina Fanyu (2I)

Zhang Chunjie (5F)
Zhu Jiachen (5H)
Singapore University of Technology & Design: 3D Printing & Design Innovation Challenge 2020 Local School Student Category (Theme: Educational Tools) Top Prize ($5000) 
Da Ruolin (20J06)
Yang Yujun (20J15)

Runner Up ($2500)
Cheng Jiajun (19J07)
Singapore Young Physicists' Tournament Category A:Junior College
Bronze Award (Team):
Liang Shuang (21J11)
Yang Jingxiang (21J11)
Samuel Then Shi Jie (21J18)

Merit Award (Poster Presentation Segment; Team)
LiLi Yutong (21J11)
Tricia Boo Koh Wei Ping (20J10)
Yang Yujun (20J15)  

Category B:Junior College
Commendation Award (Team):
Liu Yueyang (4A)
Rayner Sim Zhi Heng (4A)
Wong Rocky (4C)

Merit Award (Poster Presentation Segment; Team)
Ng Qi Heng (4A)
Oh Wei Quan (4A)
Han Zhi Heng, Shawn (4A)
Anglo-Chinese Junior College International
Biomedical Quiz
Category 1: Secondary 3 & 4

6 Gold Medals:
Hou Xinxiang (4A)
Tang Yuheng (4A)
Hiuk Yuh Wen (4B)
Phua Jun Hao (4D)
Chong Xin Ru Gillian (4D)
Zhang Yu (4K)

4 Silver Medals:
Samuel Then Shi Jie (4A)
Gong Yongjia (4B)
Lim Jun Han (4D)
Zixuan Yeo (4K)

2 Bronze Medals:
Lee Jun Wei Travis (4A)
Joshua Chin Wei Jie (4A)

6 Honourable Mention Awards:
Daryl Nah(4A)
Chai Hao Yuan (4A)
Audrey Koo Yu Xuan (4A)
Chan Shu Zhen Venus (4A)
Lim Yi Ting Erica (4B)

Allegra Tan (4D)

5 Merit Awards:
Belle Tey Jing Yi(4A)
Alicia Poo Kaijun (4A)
Kenneth Ng Wei Heng (4A)
Manfred Tan Lisheng (4D)
Annabelle Chua Sin Yu (4D)

Category 2: Junior College 1 & 2

2 Gold Medals:
Mendell Yap Haw Chuen (20J01)
Iris Chan Jiaxu (20J05)

6 Silver Medals:
Lim Sing Wei (20J01)
Kevin Karuna William (20J04)
Abelona Chew (19J01)
Chan Xin Hui(19J03)
Deng Jia Xuan (19J03)
Lim Si Yun Rachel (19J03)

2 Bronze Medals:
Seah Zun Hwee(20J01)
Teo Xin Ping Joan(19J06)

3 Honourable Mention Awards:
Niu Jingwen (20J03) 
Xu Chunxi Erik (19J01)
Ang Shu Ee Joan (19J02)

2 Merit Awards:
Tee Chu Jie (20J02) 
Chua Tse Hui (20J02)

Category 2: Junior College 1 & 2 Stage Round:   1st Runner Up (Team)

Lim Sing Wei (20J01)   
Mendell Yap Haw Chuen (20J01)                         
Kevin Karuna William (20J04)                                 
Iris Chan Jiaxu (20J05)
Science Chronicles 3rd Prize 
Yu Jialu (20J05)

Merit Award
Zhang Kailun (19J10)
Young Defence Scientists Programme Science & Technology Camp Competition (June) 2nd Runner Up (Team) 
Ng Qi Heng (3A) 
Wai Jone Sher (3A) 
Gan Tze Qi Christy (3A) 
Han Zhi Heng, Shawn (3A)
Young Defence Scientists Programme Science & Technology Camp Competition (Dec) 1st Runner Up (Team) 
Soh Yuyan(20J01)
Ge Shuqing (20J13)
Teng Yee Shin (20J15)
Chew Ching Hian (19J07)
Dana Ong Zi Yi (19J07) 
Singapore Science & Engineering Fair Gold Award
+ Special Award by Singapore Association for the Advancement of Science 
+ Singapore University of Technology & Design Research & Innovation Award (Cities Category) (Team)

Chua Yong Liang (20J10) 
Jonathan Chew Jian Pin (20J10)
Chan Yin Leng Ysabel (20J17)

This team was chosen by MOE to represent Singapore in the International Division of the Hong Kong Student Science Project Competition, also known as the Global Youth Science and Technology Bowl which will be held online on 1 Aug 2020.

Silver Award 
+ Special Award by Yale - National University of Singapore College (Team) 
Lim Kai Qi (20J01) 
Mendell Yap Haw Chuen (20J01) 
Chelsea Chan Li Xin (20J05) 

2 Silver Awards (Individual) 
Lim Jia Qing (19J11)
Kevin Khoo Weixue (19J13)  

Merit Award 
+ Special Award by Institution of Chemical Engineers, Singapore 
+ Special Award by the Electrochemical Society, Singapore Chapter (Team)

Goh Yee Xin (20J01) 
Niu Jingwen (20J03) 
Justin Chew Yaojie (20J03) 

 Merit Award
+ Special Award by Singapore University of Technology & Design Research & Innovation Award (Aviation Category) (Team) 
Ng Simin (19J08) 

Merit Award (Individual) 

Loke Mei Qi Jessica (19J04) 

2 Special Awards by Yale - National University of Singapore College (Team) 

Lim Jia Han Jarred (20J01) 
Tng Yan Ning Jamie (20J02)
Tay Kai Xuan Charlene (20J02) 
Ho Qingyi, Dorothea (20J03) 
Rowena Kwan Lee Ying (20J03)
Tee Jia Yu (20J04) 

Olympiads & Other Competitions

Singapore Physics Olympiad 5 Honourable Mention Awards
Xu Yi (19J08)
Ong Rie Ian (19J08)
Lim Eun Chan (19J08)
Zhang Yingxue (19J13)
Theodore Lim (19J15)
Singapore Chemistry Olympiad 2 Bronze Medals
Chua Tse Hui (20J02)
Kevin Karuna William (20J04)

1 Merit Award
Yip En Chun Jonathan (20J10)
Singapore Biology Olympiad
Merit Award
Deng Jia Xuan (19J03)
Singapore National Olympiad in Informatics 4 Silver Medals
James Tan Dejun (4A)
Lee Jing Peng (4I)
Tan Swee Kang (4I)
Gu Yingqi (20J13)
Future Economic Forum Conference Best Position Paper Outstanding Delegate 
Joey Peh (20J14)
Outstanding Delegate
Samuel Luther Ang (20J20)
Honourable Mention
Jeremiah He Shuo (20J16)
Tan Liang Rong (20J20)
Verbal Commendation
Vanessa Tan (20J12)
Green Wave Environmental Care Competition Secondary School Category
Merit Award (Team)($1000)

Chian Xin Tong (20J06)
Song Jia Hui (20J07)
Lai Yee Wei (20J10)
Ng Rui Kyi (20J12)

Commendation Award & Team Collaborative Award (Team) ($500 + $500)
Lim Ruo Yi (20J03)
Ow Le Yi Nikki (20J04)
Chan Jia Wei (20J07)
Brian Choong (20J19)
MOE-Singapore University of Technology & Design Problem X Challenge 1st Prize (Team)
Daryl Nah (4A)
Tang Yuheng (4A)
Joshua Chin Wei Jie (4A)
Samuel Then Shi Jie (4A)
Genetic Modification Advisory Committee Students Challenge 3rd Prize (Team)
Gong Yongjia(4B)
Lim Yi Ting, Erica (4B)
Chong Xin Ru, Gillian (4D)
Cheryl Chin Kai Xin (4K)
Zhang Yu (4K)
Engineering Innovation Challenge 1st Prize (Team) (Category 1: Secondary Schools)
Lim Jun Han (4D)
Cadden Chua Chung Han (4E)
Kwek Wen Qi, Shannen (4F)
NUS Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering mBot Workshop & Race 1st Runner Up (Team) 
Chua Yong Liang (20J10)
Tricia Boo Koh Wei Ping(20J10)
Wang Zixun (20J15)

2nd Runner Up (Team)
Charis Wong Jing Wen (3A)
Wong Rocky (3C)
Ng Jean Tzi Edric (3F)
NUS Geography Challenge 2020 Gold Medal
Lim Cheng Jun Justin (4f) 
Silver Medal Jacqueline Tan Tong Xuan (4f) 
Yin Jia Qing (4g) 
ZhangYu (4k) 
Outstanding Youth in Education Award (OYEA) The OYEA is a national award that recognises and honours the achievements of young educators who have a passion and commitment to teaching, inspiring and nurturing their students.

HOD/History Mr Shane Koh was one of the six recipients of the OYEA in 2020. As a teacher, he adopts innovative pedagogies such as role-play and historical simulations to create engaging and memorable learning experiences for his students. Heading the school’s History and Current Affairs Society (HACAS), Mr Koh expanded the club’s programmes over the years to include weekly academic discussions, film screenings, a guest speaker series, a student publication - ‘The Historian’, and an array of competitions that enhance students’ interest in this field. For HACAS’ flagship programme, the RV Model United Nations (RVMUN), Mr Koh empowers his students to plan and organise it for close to 400 students from different schools across Singapore, and RVMUN is a highly anticipated event for youths in junior colleges across Singapore every year. Given Mr Koh’s enthusiasm, passion and active involvement in the shaping and development of students’ interest in History, this award is an affirmation of his excellent work. To find out more about Mr Koh’s contributions to the History programme, you may visit this website: https://academyofsingaporeteachers.moe.edu.sg/docs/default-source/professional-recognition-docs/outstanding-youth-in-education-awards-documents/story-oyea-2020_shane-koh.pdf 

2020 Community Chest Awards River Valley High School is awarded the Charity Gold Award (Secondary) for our outstanding contributions and support for Community Chest social service agencies and service users in 2019.
River Valley Model United Nations (RVMUN) From 15 to 17 March 2021, the History and Current Affairs Society (HACAS) held a virtual edition of the River Valley Model United Nations Conference. With a total delegation size of about 300 students, this 9th edition of the conference had the largest number of simulated councils on offer, a grand total of 11, including unprecedented ones like a Historical Crisis Council on the Boshin War. In addition, RVMUN 2021 also increased the number of Alumni Councils offered, where a total of five RVHS alumni students came back to chair the ASEAN+6 and UNHCR councils. With the theme “Sapere Aude” and helmed by Secretary-General Ng Wei Jie (20J16), and Deputy Secretary-General, Samuel Luther Ang (20J20), RVMUN 2021 saw its successful completion after three days of intense debate, dialogue and consensus-seeking pathways towards resolutions on key global issues.
Global Geopolitics Conference On 19 and 20 February 2021, the History and Current Affairs Society (HACAS), together with the organising committee counterparts from Dunman High School and Raffles Institution, jointly held a virtual edition of the Global Geopolitics Conference 2021. In this 5th edition of the conference, delegates from across schools in Singapore came together in seven simulated United Nations councils to debate and discuss key contemporary issues facing the world. In this conference, our student representatives from HACAS achieved the following:

2nd Placing for Best Delegation
River Valley High School

Best Delegate
Tan Liang Rong (20J20)

Best Position Paper
Tang Jiaxi (20J18)

Outstanding Delegate
Ngieng Xin Yi (21J17)
Goh Jun Yu (4B)
Moot Parliament Programme Debate Outstanding Backbencher
Cadence Lim (4C)
NUS Geography Challenge Gold Medal
Tan Beng Yang (4A)
Soh Wei Kean, Adrina (4A)
Huang Changwen (4E)
Su Zhixuan (4E) 
First Lego League Champion's Award for secondary: 1st runner-up
Yang Zuoquan (4I) 
Wong Rocky (3C) 
Lin Xinying (2D)
Ng Jean Tzi, Edric (3F)
Hong Wenqi(2F)