As Pentathletes, you learn an exciting new theme. This year the theme was Africa, which is not a common topic that young teenagers in China would easily have access to. This makes the USAP experience more special. The preparation was harsh. Pentathletes explore five subjects connected to the theme that require strong academic skills, including time management, resilience, responsibility and a positive attitude. Among the teams, different students had different academic strengths but they share a single goal.
Joining the USAP may require you to study more than you ever have before. I invite you to join this competition that you may think is over your head, until you realize you can reach higher as a team. I challenge you with the struggle but I invite you to learn - not just to read, but to understand; not just to win, but to lead.
Diligence is the key to academic success. The experience these students gained from the competition will accompany them beyond just one competition.
Team members: Michael Wu (Grade 8), Alex He (Grade 8), Riki Guan (Grade 8), Sunny Xu (Grade 6), Clara Jing (Grade 6), Jasmine Sun (Grade 6） and Cecilia Wang (Grade 8)
We look forward to the next USAP China finals, and we invite more students to join the event. With this experience, our team will be more confident in the coming year. We will be more cautious in preparing for war. Go Mustangs!