姚芷欣 / 聖保祿學校 / 中五 – 香港傑出學生選舉 2014 – 15得獎生
姚芷欣 / 聖保祿學校 / 中五
Eunice YIU / St. Paul’s Convent School / Form 5
Studying in a “Green School” that emphasizes environmental education, Eunice has once worked on an organic mosquito repellent project. She met many challenges but was able to complete it with sharp wit, and in the process learnt many people skills too. In addition to winning many commendations from peers and teachers, her remarkable leadership, empathy and vitality also conferred on her the weighty responsibilities of Head Prefect and President of the English Debate team. Topping the many awards she has received, Eunice is recently awarded “Student of the Year 2014” by the South China Morning Post, an honour conferred to one individual only in the year
香港傑出學生選舉始於1985年，由獅球教育基金創立，首兩屆只限女學生參選， 於1987年開始接受男學生參加。首二十五屆的選舉皆由「世界傑出青年」梁玳寧女士籌辦。梁女士於2009辭世後，一群歷屆的傑生得獎生及決選生於2010年創立青苗基金，接力繼續籌辦香港傑出學生選舉。參選的同學需通過筆試，評核活動及面試，最後由專家評判團選出每屆的香港傑出學生。青苗基金亦經常邀請專家舉辦各類學習活動: 如領袖訓練營、研討會、交流活動等，旨在全面發展學生的潛能，強調德、智、體、群、美各方面的重要性。
The Hong Kong Outstanding Students Award
Organized by the Youth Arch Foundation, co-organized by The Outstanding Young Persons’ Association and sponsored by the Lion & Globe Educational Trust, the Hong Kong Outstanding Students Award is one of the most recognized and prestigious awards for secondary school students in Hong Kong. The Award recognizes and commends promising students with outstanding academic, extra-curricular and community service achievements, and virtuous morality and is well regarded for its rigorous and fair selection process. Nominees undergo a series of carefully designed activities to be identified as the best among the best. The activities during and after the selection process provide experiential experiences for the nominees to expand their horizons for ongoing advancement.
The Hong Kong Outstanding Students Award was founded by the Lion & Globe Educational Trust in 1985. In the first two years of its establishment, the Award limited nomination to female students only but started to include males thereafter. Ms. Doreen Leung, an Outstanding Young Persons of the World, administered the Award for 25 years. After her sad passing in 2009, a group of the Award’s past awardees and finalists founded the Youth Arch Foundation (“YAF”) in 2010 and undertook administering the Award since. Nominees will have to go through a written test, an assessment program and interview by a panel of specialists to be selected as an Awardee of the year. YAF also regularly organizes specialist led leadership training camps, seminars and interflow activities to advocate and foster moral, intellectual, physical, social, and aesthetics values amongst Hong Kong students.
As the Award celebrates its thirtieth birthday, it is gratifying to note that its recipients over the years have established themselves in society and excelled in many professions, and more importantly, with unwavering dedication to serve society at all times, proved their worthiness to the honour that the Award bestows.