The highest achievement during my high school years and the most memorable is winning 2nd place during the National Finals in the F1 in Schools Malaysia competition. Basically, our school (SMK Seksyen 9, Shah Alam) was considered rookies since we haven’t entered the competition since our seniors represented the country and collaborated with Germany in 2009 if I’m not mistaken. So we had to start from scratch starting from understanding what the competition really is about, what software to use, how to design the F1 car, how to manufacture (considering different types of materials), make designs for team branding, marketing and also managing the team.
My team is called Infinite 9. Why? Because we wanted to go beyond expectations and the number 9 represents our school which is SMK Seksyen 9, Shah Alam. My role in the team is as the Graphic Designer. I’m basically in charge of team branding such as designing the team logo, team uniform, portfolio, booth, merchandise and others (using softwares such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and Prezi). When I first entered the team, I was in a bit of a blur I didn’t even know what it’s about and what I’m supposed to do. I don’t even know how to use a designing software. I started off slow by learning the basics of using the Adobe Illustrator software. It was something really new to me as not all students at my age knows how to use it and what it is. So you could say that I’m ahead of others because I entered this competition.