- Hong Kong Little League – Seven Years Award (2019)
- 2nd National Youth Games U15 Baseball – Third Runner-up (2019)
- Baseball Federation of Asia U15 Baseball Championship (2019)
- HMT Baseball Club – Most Progressive Player Award (2019)
- UNICEF Young Envoy (2020-2021)
As a baseball player of 12 years, growing up with this team-oriented sport proved to be important to my personal development. It is only normal for the player to learn by heart the essentials of what makes a good athlete: sportsmanship, diligence, and persistence. However, what sets baseball aside for me is the necessity of effective communication and cooperation during and outside of the game, as required by its many rules and the fact that there may be up to thirteen players present at the same time.
Of course, it is impossible that one is born with polished skills in both pitching and social interaction, and I truly appreciate all the people who have helped hone mine. Since my graduation from the Little League two years ago, I have kept myself active on the pitch as a volunteer assistant coach who hopes to inspire my younger teammates the way my coaches and seniors have inspired me.
My belief in influencing others with my own strength and positivity extends outside of exercise, and this has driven me to participate in many volunteer experiences throughout the years. The beginning of change in the community for the better always starts from the performance of service of the individual, and I know that it is true whenever we advocate for a cause, we are building impact and heading towards a better future together.
The various competitions, including the selection process of OSA, that I have participated in also kept me aware of what was going on in the world, gave me the chance to make friends with many other students who are all outstanding in their own right, and brought me on exciting journeys that widened my horizons and humbled me. These experiences remind me to always challenge myself and be open to even more growth and self-discovery.
I am extremely honoured to have been selected to receive the OSA, and would like to extend my sincere gratitude to the Youth Arch Foundation, my school St. Paul’s Co-Educational College, and all those who have taught, motivated, and encouraged me. I will continue to strive for excellence and work hard towards what I can achieve. I trust that I can fulfill my responsibilities in the different roles I have at home, at school, in the community, and as a global citizen, and contribute my part to the philanthropy that keeps the world healthy and thriving.