The school is pleased to make an announcement that five students of our school have been selected by the Hong Kong Fujian Charitable Education Fund to receive the Fujian Scholarship.
The recipients were as follows:
S.2M Sherry Wu
S.3M Kwok Man Him
S.4M Kwong Fai Yam
S.5S Mok Hiu Chun
S.6S Shilly Tsang Man Ki
The objectives of establishing the Fujian Scholarship are to recognize the full-time students who have achieved good academic performance and help these students to fulfill their dreams with financial support. The award appropriately reflects the endless hours students have spent facing adversity and tough time with courage and perseverance.
We wish them unlimited success in the future.
I am grateful because I can use the scholarship to buy more reference books to be well- prepared for the HKDSE. I will also attend some science programmes to gain experience in scientific topics and increase my interest in Science.
The Fund also encourages the scholarship winner to achieve higher social status and contribute more to Hong Kong. I plan to continue doing volunteer service at school and in Hong Kong, which can help make Hong Kong a better place.
In the long term, I will study harder and improve my economic status. Ultimately, I will work for some charity education programmes and help students from the grassroots achieve better lives.
I like all the subjects we study at school equally and I care about my progress in all of them. I try my best to be hard working all of the time, although I might not be very good at all of my subjects, but at least I try my best. I am a very curious learner; I will try to ask questions if I don’t understand. My aim is to improve my grades in Mathematics and Humanities. I like the Performing Arts lessons because I love drama. I can learn many performing arts skills in this lessons and I can improve my confidence on stage and in my life.
I am a member of the school choir and drama club. I like to help the new members at school and I was just elected as secretary of the school drama club. I look forward to helping new students settle down and enjoy school. I will always be happy to help them. I hope I can help the school choir and drama club to become more and more powerful and join different competitions with my members.
If I was to describe myself, I would say I am energetic, helpful, positive and charismatic. If something bad happens, I will face it in a positive way and think of a way to solve it. I always tell jokes and make my friends laugh. I think I am outgoing; I enjoy chatting with others and people are always friendly with me as well.
Finally, I would like to say that I am truly thankful that I can enjoy a good education and I will always strive to be a great student. Thank you.
Newspaper Report from Ta Kung Pao : http://paper.takungpao.com/resfile/PDF/20161214/PDF/b1_screen.pdf
Reflection by Wong Wing Gi :
Getting the Tai Po Outstanding Student Award was not the thing I always keep at the back of my mind in the process of filling in the application form and attending the interview. I allowed myself to have the empty space in mind to accept new ideas, learn from different leaders and experience all the feelings it gave me one by one. This mindset of focusing and enjoying the process rather than having the only goal of winning the award in my mind made me became one of the awardees getting this award.
Being in an unfamiliar campsite with people that I do not recognize does not scare me, surprisingly it gave me the excitement because of endless opportunities and possibilities that I could have in this leadership camp. Rather than taking up the role of being a leader as usual, I have chosen to take a step back to be a team player this time. We do not only learn from our own success, we learn by making mistakes and learning from our mistakes and also the others. I soon realized the fact that being a team player can see more of the full picture than a leader. Because usually when you are under the spotlight and became the leader, the responsibility, and duties you will have on your shoulders will be heavier. So it is easier for us to focus on getting things done than observing the full picture in detail or appreciate the great qualities other teammates have. This was a unique experience for me to fully engage in all the activities in the camp while learn from the other awardees to be a better leader.
I always believe in the idea that leaders came in all shapes and sizes, and there are no specific standard or criteria in order to be a leader and the experience of joining this camp prove that this idea is right. In the camp and talent show that we had in the prize-giving ceremony, we can see that different awardees have their own strengths and talents, it is just that we need to put different people in the right place for us to make good use of our strengths and talents.
We do not always need to be under the spotlight so that we can be called as the leaders, sometimes what leaders need the most is not the recognition, attention or praise. Instead, it is the learning experience of working with and learning from different leaders that leaders need the most. The leadership camp, interview sessions and talent show behind the award gave me what I needed to become a better leader.
At the very end, the number of awards will be the not be the thing which matters the most, it is the tiny little things hidden behind every award which will stay in our souls forever and eventually change our lives.