• Hong Kong School Drama Festival (Chinese Section) – Adjudicators’ Award (2021)
  • Hong Kong Joint School Medical Society – Vice-President (2020)
  • Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation – The Ng Teng Fong Scholarship (2020)
  • Hok Yau Club Outstanding Student Leaders Award – Outstanding Student Leader (2019)
  • The 20th Hong Kong Secondary School Trampoline Competition Girls’ A Grade Team Championship – 2nd runner‐up (Group) (2019)

People often define “outstanding” as having excellent academic prowess or highly commendable achievements in extra-curricular activities. Yet, throughout my secondary school life, I realized that everyone has their potential to be uniquely “outstanding”. Mine is helping others and contributing to society.

As a “slasher” who loves to explore, I am determined to step out of my comfort zone even during the pandemic. Although it was challenging to produce a drama online as impressively as it is done before a live audience, my team and I managed to make good use of sound effects, props, costumes, and our facial expressions to deliver our message – how to stay connected with people around us amid the pandemic. Despite the need to deal with complicated situations, I gained a sense of satisfaction and motivation from the interaction with others and the pursuit of things I love.

Having a great passion for science, my classmates and I participated in the Vitargent Biotechnology Toxicology Programme and reviewed the safety of cosmetic lotions. We conducted an array of experiments by using zebrafish embryos to test acute toxicity and presented our results in the form of a report. It was not easy to complete the investigation by trial and error, but the process eventually guided me to embrace challenges with patience and perseverance.

“To home, to country, to the world.” – the lyrics from my school song always remind me to be grateful and give back to the community. To home – Hong Kong, my friends and I set up the first Hong Kong Joint School Medical Society last year to provide secondary school students with valuable medical information. By conducting activities like inviting healthcare professionals to hold online webinars and writing blogs on social media platforms, we derived self-worth from our work and pursued our dreams with confidence. To the world, as a responsible global citizen, I am always aware of the world I am living in. Since I believe addressing the needs of different people around the world contains a far-reaching impact, I took great pleasure in the participation of various voluntary work including sewing reusable sanitary pads for women in South Sudan and recording videos to teach the kids in Myanmar simple English vocabulary.

“Stars shine everywhere.” I trust that everyone, with talents and compassion to help those in need, can be outstanding. Being awarded the Hong Kong Outstanding Students Award is a remarkable milestone that marks the effort I have made. I would like to thank all my family, teachers and friends who have been there for me so that I did not feel alone throughout the journey.