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Singapore Sports School 15th Anniversary Celebrations Cum Awards Night 2019: Moo Soon Chong Outstanding Student-Athletes Of The Year
Posted: 15 February 2019
The prestigious Moo Soon Chong Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year Award is presented to Singapore Sports School’s most outstanding student-athlete who has balanced sport, studies and has an exemplary character in the preceding year. This award is presented in memory of our first principal, the late Mr Moo Soon Chong.
Four student-athletes at the Secondary and Post-Secondary levels were named Moo Soon Chong Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year at Sports School’s 15th Anniversary Celebrations cum Awards Night 2019 on 13 February 2019. Koen Pang Yew En (Table Tennis) and Siti Khadijah Mohamad Shahrem (Pencak Silat) were winners in the Secondary category, while Muhammad Jaris Goh Ali Akbar Goh (Bowling) and Crystal Wong Jia Ying (Badminton) received the accolade in the Post-Secondary category.
Koen Pang Yew En is the male recipient of the Moo Soon Chong Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year Award (Secondary). He came in 4th in the Men’s Doubles and Men’s Team events at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. He also reached the Quarter-Finals in the Men’s Singles event at the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games. He has received the Edusave Character Award, and he is also an exemplary academically.
Siti Khadijah Mohamad Shahrem is the female recipient of the Moo Soon Chong Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year Award (Secondary). She won a bronze medal at the Jakarta-Palembang 2018 Asian Games and followed it up with another bronze at the 2018 World Pencak Silat Championships in Singapore.
Muhammad Jaris Goh Ali Akbar Goh is the male recipient of the Moo Soon Chong Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year Award (Post-Secondary). He is the charismatic glue and fire that has taken the Men’s bowling team to new heights. At the Jakarta-Palembang 2018 Asian Games, Captain Jaris led his team to the Men’s Trios bronze medal and capped off the year with a Team bronze medal at the World Men’s Championships. He is a diligent student-athlete who is able to balance studies and sport, and is well-loved and respected by his peers.
Crystal Wong Jia Ying is the female recipient of the Moo Soon Chong Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year Award (Post-Secondary). She was an invaluable member of the Singapore badminton team at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. The Mixed Doubles Team finished 4th in its medal campaign. She also qualified for the Quarter-Finals in the Women’s Doubles event. Crystal has consistently delivered excellent academic results, and she is well-loved by her classmates and friends. Crystal is receiving the Moo Soon Chong Award for her second time in as many years.