JHEC stands for Junior High English Competition. It is an annual program held by BPK PENABUR Jakarta. The aim of this program is to grow and enhance the English language competence within the entities. The JHEC’s participants are only grade 9th students. The program is designed by holding six categories of competition, namely DEBATE, STORY TELLING, SPEECH, NEWS CASTING, PRESENTATION, and SCRABBLE.

The year of 2017 is the seventh JHEC. It was held on December 11th, 2017at SMPK PENABUR Summarecon, Bekasi. The participants are not only from SMPK PENABUR Jakarta but also from PENABUR Bandung, Jatibarang, Bogor, and Cirebon.

SMPK PENABURHarapan Indah joined the competition. Our school was represented by our best students to participate in all categories of the competition. We are really grateful and blessed that God has poured us with abundant blessings. We have won four categories out of six. We got THE WINNER for NEWS CASTING (Aileen Georgene – 9B and Sonia Anabel – 9E), The First Runner Up for PRESENTATION (Valerie Ivana – 9A), The Third Runner Up for SPEECH (Grace Natalie Audrey – 9C), and The Fourth Runner Up for SCRABBLE(Steven – 9D). They are not the only blessings we have got, we also got THE OVERALL WINNER in the seventh JHEC.

To God be the glory! He is good all the time!We thank God for His great blessings. Our hard efforts are fruitful. All English teachers, they are Ms. Ii DwiKristiningtyas, Ms. Novi Sapta Maria, Mr. Gregorius Edi Purwatno, Ms. ElisebaNovianata S and Mr. SatrioPambudi S, cooperated and worked hard in motivating, helping and training students for the competition. The students showed their struggle and hard work to be the best. Mam Ciptiyaniis proud. She gave big support to all the PHI’s representatives in the seventh JHEC. She motivates us to keep up our good work. We wait for the next JHEC!

by. Ii Dwi K.