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Success didn’t come to this year’s SOTY winners overnight. Here are the stories of hard work and dedication behind the prizes.
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Ballerina Ho Lai-kiu found it difficult to incorporate the theme, "make a difference; be the chance", into her performance.
There was a flood of talent at the final judging of the Student of the Year - Performing Artist award. Twelve young artists made it to the final round and they gathered to show how they can "Make a difference; be the change" with their skills.
The Star model provides a proven framework with structured pathways to build resilience in school communities.
The idea of an airline charging less to travel with connecting flights instead of a direct flight doesn't seem to make sense at first, but actually, it does
Last year Cliff Buddle (left) and Kim Mak had their work cut out when deciding who should win the Student of the Year - Community Contributor award but this year wasn't any easier.
The Student of the Year - Community Contributor is a unique award because it is given not for academic achievement, but for commitment and dedication to supporting the community.
Electricity is part of our lives more than ever before, and is a key driver for human development and economic prosperity. According to the International Energy Outlook 2013 Report, 62 per cent of the world's electricity consumption of 20 trillion kWh were generated by fossil fuels.
It takes more than just natural athleticism to be named SCMP's Student of the Year - Sportsperson. To be the best, it takes a strong dedication to your sport as well as a great effort to promote sport and exercise within the community.
Winning the Student of the Year - Grand Prize takes preparation, dedication and confidence. But the final judging is where all of their hard work comes together.
Imagine a world without batteries. Given all our portable devices, we would need to carry a power cord everywhere we went if the battery had not been invented.
The word "movie" is a shortened form of the phrase "moving picture". Indeed, what we see in the cinema is essentially a projection of a sequence of pictures on the screen. The pictures are presented rapidly enough (24 frames per second is the industry standard) to fool our eyes and our minds into...
Judges in the language-based category of Student of the Year reveals what they expect from Student of the Year candidates