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Passing on the torch

James Kon

Chung Hwa Middle School Bandar Seri Begawan (CHMS BSB) celebrated its 100th year anniversary with a torch relay to commemorate the founders, teachers, staff and local community members who have contributed to the school’s efforts in educating tens of thousands of students.

The theme ‘Celebrating 100 Golden Years of Excellence’ and the torch relay symbolises the passing down of the school’s vision of educating students from generation to generation, which ended with Legislative Council member Yang Berhormat Ong Tiong Oh who is also the Chairman of CHMS BSB Board of Directors. The chairman launched the start of celebrations and unveiled the 100th anniversary logo.

Yang Berhormat Ong said, “It was not easy for Chung Hwa Middle School BSB to arrive to this day”, having experienced trials and hardships.

“With the school motto of ‘Propriety, Righteousness, Modesty and Remorsefulness’ and the concept of education with equal emphasis on the learning of the three languages as well as all-round development, the school has cultivated many talented individuals for the Chinese community and for Brunei Darussalam,” he said.

ABOVE & BELOW: Legislative Council Member Yang Berhormat Ong Tiong Oh and Chairman of Chung Hwa Middle School BSB Board of Directors receiving the torch; and students in the torch relay. PHOTO: JAMES KON

He expressed gratitude to all who have contributed to the growth and development of the school for the past 100 years.

“We hope that the school will continue to be a trilingual school and open new horizons and thinking for the students through its education as well as cultivating talent with social responsibility, and promote the progress of society, development in the country,” he said.

The event also saw the handing over of prizes to the Chung Hwa Middle School 100th anniversary logo design. Lee Kee Fui, who was named the winner, is an alumni of Chung Hwa Middle School.

He used a combination of Chinese calligraphy and sleek font to encapsulate both traditional values of the school and its modern advancements.

Second place went to Wong Wen Nee and third place went to Loh Eng Sung.

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