By Jolaine Chua
Some would say that being on the Directors’ List once is a great enough achievement. School of Business & Accountancy graduate Ng Hui Min, 19, outshone her peers by staying on that list for six semesters straight.
“I had never imagined that I would be on the Directors’ List,” says Hui Min “It definitely gives me a great sense of satisfaction and affirmation of my efforts.”
Hui Min attributed her achievements to “discipline, prioritising and planning”. She would take note of urgent deadlines and her commitments to co-curricular activities (CCA) in her personal planner. Always planning ahead of time, she ensured that she had enough time to study and complete her assignments.
Besides excelling in her academic pursuits, Hui Min was also extremely involved in her role as the President of the Investment Club. She had a hand in spearheading three financial literacy programmes; the Asian Civilisation Museum (ACM) Fun Trail, the FUND-a-Mental Trail and the Financial Literacy Week.
Hui Min says: “I realised the importance of financial literacy, and I hoped that I can serve as an advocate for this cause, especially for youths”.
Hui Min also participated in the Food Aid Club’s Care and Give in Year 1, where she gave out bundles of food to the less privileged and the elderly.
She was then encouraged to plan a CIP event to Melrose Home with her friends, where she spent “a fun-field afternoon playing with children, in the hope of brightening their day”.
She took a bigger leap when she participated in a trip to Kampung Kiau, located at the foot of Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia, where she spent two weeks repainting and expanding a kindergarten.
Hui Min advises students who wish to excel both in and out of school to not be afraid, but to take chances on the things they would not usually do.