| October 20, 2017

Congratulations Cellina Patricia (11DP). Cellina received best ten in an Essay Competition held by UNESA Surabaya (2017).

This was an essay competition with the theme “Potret Pendidikan di Indonesia”. I had to write an essay with a maximum of 1000 words. I wrote about how the education in Indonesia works including how effective, and the effect, on Indonesian students. This was an online competition so I was able to submit my essay through email. The jury announced the results on their Instagram page called “bemfipunesa” 3rd June 2017. I wrote the essay in a week including planning the structure, researching the information and typing up the essay. It was a little bit tough for me as it was a short essay competition that needed to contain all the detail and information to back up my argument. Additionally, it was my first essay competition. The struggle didn’t end there, I had to compete with the other regional high schools.

At the beginning, it was just an interest to join the competition as I like to write essays and other literature works. For this competition I was inspired by the students in Sekolah Ciputra, considering that the theme is about education. I wanted to convey my feelings about education in Indonesia through this essay. I tried my best to inform my thoughts about the pros and cons of education in Indonesia. I wrote my essay from a student’s point of view, hoping that the reader of my essay will understand how students think about the education system in Indonesia.