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Champions Come Home To Sports School’s 10th Birthday Bash

The  ‘Return of the Champions' parade saw the participation of 60 selected Olympians, sailing World Champions, medallists from Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and the Southeast Asian Games.
Sixty Singapore Sport School student-athletes and alumni who had turned in the most outstanding sports performances in the past 10 years were invited home to the School’s 10th Anniversary Awards Night on 22 January 2014.

It was momentous as Olympians, sailing world champions, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and Southeast Asian Games medallists stood shoulder to shoulder on stage to be presented to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Ministry of Community, Culture and Youth Acting Minister Lawrence Wong, distinguished local and overseas guests, sports and education partners, parents, staff, alumni and student-athletes. As Sports School’s Director of Sports Irwin Seet called out each champion’s name and read his achievements, the younger student-athletes were clearly impressed and inspired.

Former staff, who made significant contributions to the success of the School, also joined in the celebrations, including Mrs Deborah Tan, the immediate past principal, and Dr Moo Swee Ngoh, the wife of the late Mr Moo Soon Chong, founding Principal of Sports School.

The evening’s top award – the Moo Soon Chong Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year for 2013, was presented to table tennis player Yee Herng Hwee and swimmer Lim Ching Hwang. Both medallists at the Nay Pyi Taw 2013 Sea Games received their awards from Mr Wong.

The Outstanding Sports Achievement Award was presented to nine alumni and also Herng Hwee, who won the Women’s Team gold medal at the recent Sea Games. Among the recipients was paddler Isabelle Li Siyun, who had won 1 gold and 1 silver at the Sea Games. She also graduated as top student of the Republic Polytechnic-Singapore Sports School Diploma in Sports and Leisure Management programme with a Grade Point Average of 3.98 out of 4.

Staff were also acknowledged. Six received the 10-year Long Service Awards and eight, the 5-year Long Service Award.

Sports School student-athletes, alumni, staff and parents added to the gaiety with dance and song performances. The synchronised swimming team performed at the start of the poolside dinner. six of the nine-member Singapore National team are Sports School alumni or student-athletes.

Award Winners
Moo Soon Chong Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year (Female)
  • Yee Herng Hwee – Table Tennis

Moo Soon Chong Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year (Male) 
  • Lim Ching Hwang – Swimming

Outstanding Sports Achievement Award
  • Yee Herng Hwee – Table Tennis

Outstanding Sports Achievement Award (Alumni)
  • Cecilia Low Rui Qi – Sailing
  • Muhammad Nur Alfian Juma’en – Silat
  • Amanda Lim Xiang Qi – Swimming
  • Clement Lim Yong’En – Swimming
  • Pang Sheng Jun – Swimming
  • Tao Li – Swimming
  • Clarence Chew Zhe Yu – Table Tennis
  • Isabelle Li Siyun – Table Tennis
  • Pang Xue Jie – Table Tennis

Long Service Awards (10 Years)
  • Chan Wai Lin – Assistant Director, Sports
  • Desmond Tan Kok Keong – General Manager, Badminton Academy
  • Lim Hwee Hua – Assistant Head, Student Development
  • Quintin Roman Martino – Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Teng Wei Ken – Head Coach, Football Academy
  • Varatha Rajan – Senior General Manager, Football Academy

Long Service Awards (5 Years)
  • Alex Koh Wei Hiong – School Administrator
  • Bai Lihua – Head Coach, Badminton Academy
  • Eileen Tock – Teacher (Mother Tongue)
  • Lynn Quek Yau Kenn – Assistant Head, Academic Administration
  • Ng Kok Wei – Senior General Manager, Swimming Academy
  • Soon Choon Boon – Assistant Director, Corporate Services
  • Tan Lee Choo – Personal Assistant
  • Arthur Thomas Neville Fox Jr – Head Coach, Bowling Academy

2013 GCE ‘O’ Level Outstanding Academic Achievement Award 
  • Rachel Cheang Ling Lin – 8 Distinctions
  • Vivien Ho Zhi Yi – 5 Distinctions
  • Nurul Fatin Muhamad Shukran – 5 Distinctions
  • Avelyn Leong Kit Yan – 5 Distinctions
  • Chaichote Panasampon – 5 Distinctions

Top In Level 2013
Secondary One (Express)
  • Laura Low Shu Yi

Secondary One (Normal Academic)
  • Keefe Soon Ming Hui

Secondary Two (Express)
  • Angeline Tang An Qi

Secondary Two (Normal Academic)
  • Wong Teck Jin

Secondary Two (Normal Technical)
  • Nurul Syarah Razali

Secondary Three (Express/Pre-IBDP Through-Train)
  • Ang Wan Qi

Secondary Three (Express)
  • Zeng Qiyan

Secondary Three (Normal Academic)
  • Danial Shafiq Abdul Rahman

Secondary Four (Express/Pre-IBDP Through-Train)
  • Charmaine Lim

Secondary Four (Express/Through-Train)
  • Angela Lim Shan Min

Secondary Four (Express)
  • Rachel Cheang Ling Lin

Secondary Four (Normal Academic)
  • Jeraldine Lee Sze Kee

Secondary Four (Normal Academic/Through-Train)
  • Mohamed Nasrul Mohamed Taib

Secondary Five (Normal Academic/Through-Train)
  • Benedict Boon Ji Chao

Secondary Five (Normal Academic)
  • Chua Kia Loon

Edusave Character Awards 2013
  • Darryl Sim Jing Quan – Bowling Academy
  • James Stuart Lowe Heng Leong – Bowling Academy
  • Oh Xin Yi – Bowling Academy
  • Tatiana Wong Yu Rong – Fencing Academy
  • Nicolette Lim Shu Min – Gymnastics
  • Lincoln Forest Liqht Man – Gymnastics
  • Regine Zhou Yongsi – Netball Academy
  • Jeremia Christy Suriadi – Swimming Academy
  • Cheryl Sin Huiwen – Swimming Academy
  • Chong Wei Kit – Track and Field Academy