Association awards exemplary students

Lyna Mohamad

Another 140 students and children of Fu Zhou Shiyyi Association members, were awarded for their achievements at the Fu Zhou Shiyyi Association Academic Excellence Award ceremony recently.

Vice President Wong Nan Luk, Life Honorary Advisor Ting Tiu Pheng and Executive Honorary Advisor Dato Tiong Ing Ping presented the awards.

Fu Zhou Shiyyi Association President Jackson Ting was also present.

Ting Zhi Wei, 14, a daughter of the association president received an award. Currently in Year 9 at Chung Hwa Middle School, Bandar Seri Begawan the enterprising youth started an Instagram business selling streetwear and designer goods.

“Most people think ‘How are you running a business while studying?’. Like other students, I attend school and tuition classes as well as doing revisions myself. In my opinion, academic results do not define one’s future,” she said.

ABOVE & BELOW: Ting Zhi Wei, Willy Lau Wee Ming, Andrea Tiong Jia Yin and Wong Jun Wen receive their awards. PHOTOS: LYNA MOHAMAD

Studies and business asides, Ting is also an athlete who excels in netball, track and field, basketball, badminton and volleyball.

Fellow awardee Willy Lau Wee Ming plans to follow in the footsteps of his father, Andy Lau of Aifa Sdn Bhd.

Currently working in Deloitte as an audit associate, the MSc in Management from Loughborough University graduate chose a career path that provides exposure to other companies through auditing.

Meanwhile, Andrea Tiong Jia Yin, currently studying at Duli Pengiran Muda Al-Muhtadee Billah College, obtained three As in Economics, Mathematics and General Paper during the GCE ‘AS’ Level for October/November 2020 exams.

She intends to pursue a degree in accounting and finance. Her tips to achieving flying colours are time management, focus in class and regular revision.

Wong Jun Wen, who scored eight As, a B and a C in GCE ‘O’ Levels, dreams of becoming a scientist in the future. He is studying at Duli Pengiran Muda Al-Muhtadee Billah College, taking up subjects that take him one step closer to his dream job.

The award ceremony is in its ninth iteration, since its inception in 2013 to, celebrate and motivate Fu Zhou members’ children to excel academically.