In April 2015, Aruna Popescu, Year 12 student at the International School of Bucharest (ISB), entered the famous Robert Walker Prize for Essays in Law. This competition was launched by Trinity College Cambridge in 2013 and it has three objectives: “to encourage students with an interest in Law to explore that interest by researching, considering and developing an argument about a legal topic of importance to modern society, to encourage those interested in Law to apply for a university course in Law, and to recognise the achievements of high-calibre students, from whatever background they may come. This year, the theme for Robert Walker Essay Prize was “Should people be able to sell their bodily organs (e.g., their kidney(s) or liver)?”
The results of the competition have now been published and we are very pleased to announce that Aruna has been highly commended in the top 10. Aruna has been invited to travel to the college to meet her fellow competitors, an invitation which she accepted with honour.
This outstanding achievement is not the only one for Aruna. Aruna was also awarded by Cambridge with the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Award; ‘Top in the World’ for gaining the highest mark in the world at Cambridge IGCSE Sociology exam in June 2014.
At ISB, students from 44 different countries continue their education in an International environment. 222 ISB Alumni have been continuing their university education in various countries such as: UK, USA, Switzerland, Netherlands, Turkey, Romania, China, Czech Republic, Australia, Denmark, Hungary, India, Italy and Lebanon since 2003. This year, majority of Class 2015 students have already received conditional and unconditional offers from prestigious universities in the UK. Some students have received conditional and unconditional offers from universities in USA.
We are extremely proud of all our graduate students and we are confident that whichever career they choose to follow they will make a difference in the world.