A lack of encouragement, falling in with the wrong crowd, having a disability ... many hardships that young people face can seem insurmountable, but this year’s STOY finalists prove they can overcome.
Picking up a second language is not easy. Lots of students do it by taking as many after-school tutorials as possible, but Gwyneth Goh Kai Xin learned Putonghua the hard way.
On a crisp Saturday morning, a group of students headed to the Jockey Club Ah Kung Wan Outward Bound Training Centre in Sai Kung.
As her name was called, she patted her hair, pulled at her uniform and walked in to face the judges.
It was a day to celebrate creativity, as the Student of the Year (SOTY) – Visual Artists candidates displayed their original works of art for the judges.
All the world’s a stage and there are plenty of players – which is why it takes something truly special to stand out from the crowd.
The awards this year place a lot of emphasis on the candidates’ future plans. This echoes the “Future in our hands” theme which celebrates the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover.
University life is relatively short. It comprises maybe only five per cent of our total life time on average. But at the same time, university life can be a major turning point.
Student of the Year - Sportsperson candidates told judges about their successes, and their hopes for the future of their sports.
Like most teenagers, I had no idea what career I wanted to pursue. I was mildly interested in almost everything ranging from psychology to business and law.