A Night Of Stars
It was a night of glory and grandeur as Singapore Sports School celebrated the achievements of its student-athletes and alumni for the year 2011.
Student-athletes, alumni, parents, partners and staff were joined by Mr Chan Chun Sing, Acting Minister, Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports, who was the Guest-of-Honour. Everyone was dressed in his party finest and gave the award winners their due adulation for their excellent academic and sporting achievements made in the past year.
The top student-athletes from the 2011 GCE "O" Level examination were honoured for their outstanding academic achievements the overall results of the Class of 2011 demonstrating clearly the value add by the School on them. Netballer Elizabeth Hwang scored 9 distinctions, the most achieved by a Sport School student-athlete in its 8-year history. Academic awards were also presented to the top student-athletes of each academic level.
Star performers were presented with the "Best Performer" and "Rising Star" awards as a reflection of their hard work and performance in their respective sporting fields. In addition, student-athlete Emma Dione Schick was honoured with the Outstanding Sports Achievement Award for winning the coveted gold medal at the 6th ASEAN Para Games, while 11 alumni members were given the Outstanding Sports Achievement Award (Alumni) for winning gold medals at the 26th Southeast Asian Games 2011. Among them, four have been newly inducted to the Schools Roll of Honour (Sports)
The contributions of staff were also acknowledged, with the presentation of the Long Service Award for those who have served at least five years.
The highlight of Awards Night 2012 was the presentation of the most prestigious award - Moo Soon Chong Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year 2011. The award was presented to a male and female student-athlete who was a role model in sports, academics, leadership and service, a true Learned Champion With Character. This year, the awards went to swimmer Lim Ching Hwang and synchronised swimmer Stephanie Chen.
At the age of 15, Ching Hwang was the School's youngest representative at last year's Sea Games, representing Malaysia and winning a Silver medal in the 4x200m freestyle relay. Stephanie won 3 Silvers and 1 Bronze at the same Games and, despite her tough training and competition schedules, she was also one of the top student-athletes at the 2011 GCE "O" Level examination.
Stars shine in the night sky at Awards Night 2012, these Singapore Sports School stars certainly shone brightly.
Awards Night 2012 Award Recipients
Top in Level 2011
Secondary 1 (Express)
2. Elizabeth Chia Qi Min
3. Or Zann Minn
2. Muhammad Syukri Mohd Bashir
2. Charmaine Lim
3. Deborah Wong Weng Ee
2. Nicholas Yong Chung Wai
3. Jermaine Liang Cui Han
2. Sofia Bensily
3. Tan Yu Wei
2. Olivia Chen Yutong
Best Performer Award 2011
The "Best Performer Award" is presented to the best male and best female student-athletes from each sport academy. They would have represented the National Youth Team and performed well for both our country and our School.
2. Fiona Seah Jin Feng - Badminton Academy (Female)
3. Alexander Tan Kee Hock - Bowling Academy (Male)
4. Kimberly Ooi Jingyi - Bowling Academy (Female)
5. Muhammad Hazim Faiz Hassan - Football Academy
6. Marc Ong Chong Ching - Golf Academy (Male)
7. Rachel Cheang Ling Lin - Golf Academy (Female)
8. Nur 'Aqilah Afiqah Andin Agustino Saman - Netball Academy
9. Dzulhaili Mohamed Kamal - Swimming Academy (Male)
10. Crystal Yap Yu Hui - Swimming Academy (Female)
11. Phiangkhwan Pawapotako - Swimming Academy (Female)
12. Clarence Chew Zhe Yu - Table Tennis Academy (Male)
13. Ang Wan Qi - Table Tennis Academy (Female)
14. Luqman Zamrot - Track and Field Academy (Male)
15. Wendy Enn - Track and Field Academy (Female)
Rising Star Award 2011
The "Rising Star Award" is presented to two Secondary 1 student-athletes from the team sports - Football and Netball. These recipients would have shown tremendous improvement over the year and have performed well for their academies.
1. Muhammad Amirul Hakim - Football Academy
2. Ayshath Zaseela - Netball Academy
2011 GCE "O" Level Outstanding Academic Achievement Award
2. Khor Jia Wei, Table Tennis Academy - 8 Distinctions
3. Kwa Lay Teng, Bowling Academy - 6 Distinctions
4. Ida Mariah De Vierno, Swimming Academy - 6 Distinctions
5. Tan Yu Wei, Table tennis Academy - 6 Distinctions
6. Sofia Bensily, Badminton Academy - 6 Distinctions
7. Amanina Affan, Netball Academy - 6 Distinctions
8. Casey Wong, Table Tennis Academy - 6 Distinctions
9. Stephanie Chen Mei Qi, Swimming Academy (Synchronised Swimming) - 5 Distinctions
10. Lynette Goh Hui Yu, Track and Field Academy - 5 Distinctions
Outstanding Sports Achievement Award 2011
* Represented Singapore at the Olympic Games
* Won a gold medal at the Southeast Asian Games
Student-athletes/Alumni who achieve these results are also inducted into the Roll of Honour.
She broke the 50m Breaststroke Asian Record at the 24th German International Swimming Championships in Berlin in 2010. She won the 50m Backstroke gold medal at the 6th ASEAN Para Games in Indonesia in December 2011. We are pleased to present Emma Dione Schick with the "Outstanding Sports Achievement Award" and induct her into the Roll of Honour.
Daphne Tan Shi Jing
Daphne Tan Shi Jing won the Women's Team of 5 gold medal and Doubles and Trios silver medals at the 26th Southeast Asian Games in Indonesia in November 2011. She also won the Team and Masters Final silver medals at the 2011 World Women's Championships in Hongkong. We are pleased to present her with the "Outstanding Sports Achievement Award (Alumni)" and induct her into the Roll of Honour.
Loke En Yuan
Loke En Yuan was a member of the Women's Water Polo Team that won the gold medal at the 26th Southeast Asian Games in 2011. She is currently doing her undergraduate studies in the United Kingdom. We are pleased to present her with the "Outstanding Sports Achievement Award (Alumni)" and induct her into the Roll of Honour.
She won 1 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze medals in Wakeboarding and Water Skiing events at the 26th Southeast Asian Games in Indonesia 2011. She is the first local athlete to be chosen as a brand ambassador for Red Bull. We are pleased to present Sasha Siew Hoon Christian with the "Outstanding Sports Achievement Award (Alumni)" and induct her into the Roll of Honour.
Pang Xue Jie
He partnered Ma Liang in the Men's Doubles against the formidable Singapore pair of Gao Ning and Yang Zi at the 26th Southeast Asian Games in Indonesia in 2011. With his partner, he claimed a historic victory to win the gold medal. We are pleased to present Pang Xue Jie with the "Outstanding Sports Achievement Award (Alumni)".
Jazreel Tan Shi Hua
Jazreel Tan Shi Hua won the Women's Team of 5 gold medal at the 26th Southeast Asian Games and 2 silver medals in the Doubles and Team events at the 2011 World Women's Championships in Hongkong. She was named 2011 Collegiate Bowler of the Year by the Bowling Writers Association of America. Jazreel is Sports Scholar at Wichita State University. We are pleased to present to her the "Outstanding Sports Achievement Award (Alumni)".
New Hui Fen
New Hui Fen was a member of the team that the gold medal in the Women's Team of 5 event, and bronze medal in the Trios event at the 26th Southeast Asian Games in Indonesia in 2011. She was also a double silver medallist in the Doubles and Team events at the 2011 World Women's Championships in Hongkong. We are pleased to present the "Outstanding Sports Achievement Award (Alumni)" to New Hui Fen.
Victoria Chan Jing Hua
Victoria Chan Jing Hua was the Laser 4.7 World Champion in 2006. She won the Laser Radial gold medal at the 26th Southeast Asian Games in Indonesia in 2011. She is an EW Barker Scholar at Nanyang Technological University. She is presently training to secure a place at the 2012 London Olympic Games. We are pleased to present the "Outstanding Sports Achievement Award (Alumni)" to Victoria Chan Jing Hua.
Clement Lim Yong 'En
He won two gold medals at the 26th Southeast Asian Games in Indonesia in 2011 - in the 400m Freestyle Relay and 800m Freestyle Relay. In the 400m Freestyle Relay, he swam the opening leg and broke the Singapore National Record for 100m Freestyle in 50.68s. He is currently training to qualify for the 2012 London Olympic Games. We are pleased to present the "Outstanding Sports Achievement Award (Alumni)" to Clement Lim Yong 'En.
Mylene Ong Chui Bin
At the 26th Southeast Asian Games, Mylene Ong Chui Bin touched gold in the 400m Freestyle Relay and 800m Freestyle Relay. She is currently training to qualify for the 2012 London Olympic Games. We are pleased to present the "Outstanding Sports Achievement Award (Alumni)" to Mylene Ong Chui Bin.
Amanda Lim Xiang Qi
She has the bragging rights of being Southeast Asia's "Fastest Woman in the Pool". She holds the Singapore National Record and the Southeast Asian Record for the 50m Freestyle. At the 26th Southeast Asian Games in Indonesia in 2011, she won 4 gold medals in the 50m Freestyle, 400m Medley Relay, 400m Freestyle Relay and 800m Freestyle Relay. We acknowledge the achievements of Amanda Lim Xiang Qi and take pleasure in presenting her with the "Outstanding Sports Achievement Award (Alumni)".
She is Singapore's Golden Girl. She is the National Record-Holder for 5 individual swimming events. She won 7 gold medals at the 26th Southeast Asian Games in Indonesia in 2011 - 100 Butterfly with a new Games Record, 50m Butterfly, 200m Butterfly, 100m Backstroke with a new Games Record, 400m Medley Relay, 400m Freestyle Relay and 800m Freestyle Relay. She was named "Best Female Athlete at the 26th Southeast Asian Games". She will be making her second assault at the Olympic Games - in London in 2012. We are pleased to present the "Outstanding Sports Achievement Award (Alumni)" to Tao Li.
Moo Soon Chong Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year Award
The Moo Soong Chong Outstanding Student-Athlete Award is the most prestigious award that Singapore Sports School bestows on its student-athlete. This Award is presented to the male and female student-athlete who best exemplifies the "Learned Champion With Character". He/She is a role model in sports, academics, leadership and service. This Award is named after our visionary founding principal who believed in the all-round development of our student-athletes.
The Moo Soon Chong Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year 2011 (Male)
Lim Ching Hwang
Lim Ching Hwang is 15 years old and he was the youngest swimmer from Singapore Sports School at the 26th Southeast Asian Games in Indonesia in 2011. There, he qualified for three finals and clocked personal best times in all of them. He was a member of the Malaysian 800m Freestyle Relay team that won the silver medal. These achievements are all the more remarkable as he broke his wrist in 2010 and had to spend a considerable period out of the pool. But, he bounced back in 2011 and at the Asean Schools Swim Meet, he broke the Asean Schools Record en route winning the 200m Freestyle gold medal. At the Thailand Sports School Games, he won the maximum 6 gold medals to become the most bemedalled athlete at the Games. At the International Children's Games in Lanakshire, Scotland, he won gold medals in the 100m Freestyle, 200m Freestyle and 400m Freestyle Relay.
Ching Hwang is the Co-Captain of the Sport School Swim Team. He always leads by example and is a good role model for the Team. He is diligent in his schoolwork and despite travelling extensively for competitions, he always submits his work punctually and puts in optimal effort in everything he does. He is a sincere person, humble in his demeanor and his pursuit of excellence is made without a hint of arrogance. He is courteous to everyone which makes him an extremely popular student-athlete. He received an Excellent Grade for his Conduct in 2011 and is the epitome of the Learned Champion With Character.
The Moo Soon Chong Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year 2011 (Female)
Stephanie Chen Mei Qi
Stephanie Chen Mei Qi has represented Singapore in many competitions around the world such as the 14th FINA World Championships in Shanghai, FINA World Cup in Changshu, FINA Junior World Championships in Indianapolis, Asian Age-Group Synchronised Swimming Championship in Japan, Japan Open, Malaysia Open, Australia Open, Thailand Open, Hongkong Open and Macau Open.
At the 14th FINA World Championships in Shanghai, she made history when she qualified for the Final and eventually finished 12th out of a total of 16 teams. At the 26th Southeast Asian Games in Indonesia in 2011, she and schoolmate Crystal Yap Yu Hui were the youngest duo in the category they defeated Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam. Altogether, Stephanie won 4 silver medals and 1 bronze medal at the Sea Games.
Despite her extensive overseas competitions, she was one of the few Sea Games athletes who also took their GCE "O' Level examination in November 2011. Stephanie scored an impressive 5 distinctions and this is commendable considering that she had to balance her daily three-hour training sessions and her preparation for her GCE "O" Level examination.
Stephanie demonstrates excellent leadership skills as a Student Councilor. She was a recipient of the School Commendation Award for exemplary behavior as well as the Edusave (Independent Schools) Yearly Award in 2010. Because of her exemplary conduct, she was chosen to lead the Singapore Sports School Athletes' Pledge at the School's 26th Southeast Asian Games send-off ceremony.
Stephanie believes in giving back to society and has performed at the grand opening of several community clubs and charity events.
She is a champion deserving her award.
Long Service Awards for Staff
2. Kho Geok Bee
3. Kwok Kah Weng
4. Lillian Ng Siok Eng
5. Phua Yen Ling
6. Poh Leong Joo
7. Shuhada Sufri
8. Tok Kian Hong
9. Ramond Gunasena
10. Shaun Chew Chong Aun
11. Lee Min Li
12. Vincent Ong Hock Meng
13. Sofyan Sahrom
14. David Tay
15. Abdullah Mohamed Noor
16. Ardian Kusnanto
17. Viatcheslav Vassiliev