Speaking at the event the Principal of HCI, Mrs. Maryanne Hills aptly spoke of courage and determination of the Horizonites who recently gained much ground in the sphere of public speaking, spelling, speech & recitation, ICT and sports.
Supuni Bandara, the Head Prefect of HCI won 2nd place at the Future Minds Public speaking competition defeating over hundred participants of schools from all over the island and brought great hounour to the school. Minaga Dulnaka Weerasuriya emerged a finalist at the Inter schools’ spelling competition organized by Wycherley International.
At the all island Young Computer Scientists competition, organized by Ministry of Education, Federation of Information Technology, Sri Lanka and the computer Society of Sri Lanka, the Horizonites kept the HCI flag flying high winning the silver and bronze medal in the all island - International Schools category.
The Junior – Bronze medal was awarded to Sathmi Wickramasinghe for the web site she developed which includes support material for lower primary students that focuses on identification of letters and numbers. In the Senior category HCI was awarded the Silver medal, where the group Desmond Rulach, Lakshan Perera, Chathura Peiris and Ravindu Dissanayake, designed and developed an autonomous robot that can navigate a smooth terrain following a given line, in two zones in black and white backgrounds. At the Interschool Digital Art Competition organized by Visaka Vidyalaya Dinoli LankaBasiluni was placed 2nd.
In the recently concluded all- island speech and recitation competition of The Sri Lanka Festival for the Performing Arts organized by Institute of Music Speech and Speaking Skills over 200 Horizonites were awarded Honours and Distinctions. This is the 3rd consecutive year the Horizonites have excelled at this competition and the 2nd time HCI was awarded for producing the most number of winning entries.
In the field of sports the recent achievements recorded at the Kaduwela Divisional Athletics meet 2015, were that of Ravindu Dissanayake who was placed 1st in the Under-17 High Jump and Luqmaan Dean placed 2nd in the Under-15 High Jump. At the Sri Jayawardenapura Zonal meet 2015, Horizon relay team was placed 4th out of the 70 schools that participated. Hardith Bahar, Nethum Nimtharu and Sandeepa are in the Under 13- Colombo District Cricket squad.Thus it is evident that Horizon College is gaining ground in many spheres.