| Wani Roslan |
YAYASAN Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah (YSHHB) Secondary School yesterday held the Academic and Co-curricular Awards 2014 presentation ceremony to acknowledge the achievements of students who excelled in the academic year of 2014. The ceremony took place at the multi-purpose hall of the school.
The academic and non-academic awards were presented for students in various categories – best attendance and being most punctual, top reader, top student in CCA, best student in co-curricular, best in subject for Year 7 to Year 11 and Top 3 in class.
The awards were presented by the guest of honour, Awang Haji Brahim bin Haji Ismail, Managing Director of Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah.
Among those who received the awards was Pengiran Nur ‘Azeezah binti Pengiran Anak Haji Mohammed Al-Mokhtar, who was among the Top 3 in class and Best Year 8 Student in Mathematics.
The event began with the singing of the national anthem and school song followed by the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah and Doa Selamat by Ustaz Haji Samsul Muawan bin Haji Shodiq.
This was followed by a speech by Madam Siew Kuan Keasberry, Acting Principal of YSHHB Secondary School in which she highlighted that the awards were not only given to chosen students who have excelled in their studies but also those who have done well in school activities.
“The purpose of awarding a student with full attendance and for being most punctual is to encourage and instil the importance of attending school regularly and being on time.
“In this regard, we sincerely seek the full cooperation of the parents and students to make it an intentional resolution to be regular and punctual to school in the new academic year of 2015,” she said.
The event was also enlivened with various performances such as a traditional Bruneian dance, traditional Korean fan dance and a musical performance.
Also in attendance was YAM Pengiran Anak Haji Mohammed Al-Mokhtar bin Pengiran Lela Cheteria Sahibun Najabah Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Aziz, father of award recipient Pengiran Nur ‘Azeezah.