- Diocesan Girls’ School – Valuable Musician (Western Music)(2018-19)
- Diocesan Girls’ School – Music Prefect (2018-19)
- Diocesan Girls’ School – Chairlady of Senior Mixed Choir (2018-19)
- Diocesan Girls’ School – Sawyer House Captain (2018-19)
- Diocesan Girls’ School – Cross Country Team Captain (2017-18)
The word itself is powerful, carrying the virtue of absolute trust and confidence in oneself. However, growing up, I was undeniably the least confident child. Unable to live up to my name, I doubted my own abilities, and was often driven by the fear of lagging behind. This lack of faith in myself has fortuitously shaped me into a person who finds great comfort and joy through service. I enjoy helping others over excelling as an individual. I find life’s meaning in benefiting those around me through what I do, and enjoy seeing others succeed through my help.
Music and long-distance running were what helped me recognize my abilities through the difficult journey of self-discovery as I grew up, shaping me into the person I am today.
Music ultimately signposted my way of life. It has helped me express my emotions since a very young age, as I have been deeply drawn to the magical feeling music brings since then. Under a culture where learning an instrument is considered mandatory for every child, I realised that I do not learn violin and piano for achievements, but to fulfill my deep yearning to spread joy through sharing what I love. Last year, I was given the opportunity to coach an amateur string orchestra formed by 30 children living in Tin Shui Wai. Everything started from scratch, and it was an ecstatic journey to witness children learn and play an instrument in just two months. Being the choir chairlady and music prefect have trained up my confidence through leadership. Choral music, and the people I meet along the journey never fail to leave me in utter amazement. Over the years, I began to realise that making music is not about winning a competition, but it is about the rapport you gain during the process, and spreading the joy and love music brings to people around you, the community, or even the world.
On the other hand, long-distance running has taught me the importance of perseverance and resilience. I was beginning to get used to uplifting others and looking down upon myself until my father encouraged me to train with him, which led me to discover my potential through hectic long-distance running training. As I ran alongside my father for kilometer after kilometre, I realised I can achieve so much more than I have ever imagined. Though the winding road may seem endless, I have realised that as long as you trust yourself, and do not quit carrying yourself forward, one day you will eventually reach the finishing line. Do not stop believing in yourself, even in the worst circumstances.
Lastly, I want to end by expressing heartfelt gratitude towards my principal, Mrs Lau, for her unwavering guidance throughout my secondary school years, nurturing me into the person I am today. I would also like to dedicate this Award to teachers, friends and most importantly, my parents, for their support and love throughout these years. I promise to fully utilise my abilities in the future to help those in need in our society, and to teach them to have faith and confidence in themselves: if they believe in their own abilities, they too, can all be outstanding in their own way.