December 17, 2018
Jiya Midha and her Rubik cubes have been inseparable for years. Having a keen interest in colors and symmetry from the beginning, this seven-year-old girl, studying at Oakridge International School is now being considered as the prodigy when she recently won the ‘Youngest Cuber’ Award in 2018 on an international level in the Vancouver Select 2018 (Canada), wherein over 99 contestants took part, She has set a benchmark for solving 2×2 Rubik’s cube with a record-breaking 51 seconds.
Oakridge International School – Jiya Midha wins the International ‘Youngest Cuber’ Award
Jiya in her previous feats had snagged a few more titles in national records for herself. She was awarded as the ‘Youngest Cuber’ in the Geethanjali Cube Open held at Geethanjali College of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad in association with World Cube Association (WCA) & Deccan Cubing. She solved the Rubik’s cube in a remarkable record time of 2 minutes and 38 seconds and was the youngest among 93 other participants. She also proved her cubing skills in the Varsha Ritu Cube Open 2018 held in Hyderabad.
At first glance, she would seem like the typical cute little third-grader busy playing with some colorful cubes. But, upon looking closely, one would realize that Jiya is no ordinary 7-year-old. Jiya has been cubing since a very young age. On her 2nd birthday, she got a couple of differently shaped puzzles in one box as a gift which she solved in a few minutes. This amazed her parents, who then decided to give her a Rubik’s cube and encouraged her to play with it. At the age of three, Jiya started showing interest in playing with the Rubik’s cube. She could solve the 2×2 cube and soon she learned to solve various such puzzles including 3*3 cube, which is among her favorites.
“Jiya’s achievement at such an young age is truly amazing. We are sure she will go on to break great many records in the coming years,” said Hema Sanjay , Principal, Oakridge International School, Hyderabad.
Oh! And if you think this young prodigy has monopolized completely towards Cubing, you will be amazed to know she is immensely avid for singing and writing poems as well. While she was studying in Grade 1 itself, she has written several poems that have been published in various portals including the RobinAge: Wall of Fame, a weekly children’s newspaper.
Link to Jiya’s WCA Records – www.worldcubeassociation.org/persons/2018MIDH01
About Oakridge International School
Oakridge International School, with just a decade of presence, has garnered a strong repertoire to become one of the best international schools in the country. Oakridge is dedicated to nurturing responsive and motivated students through a dynamic and success-oriented education program. The program empowers students to gain an indigenous as a well global perspective on various aspects.
With its world-class campuses in Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Visakhapatnam, and Chandigarh – Oakridge is regarded as one of India’s top International schools with its high standards of teaching methodology, technology collaboration, and global culture in every aspect of learning.