Thursday, May 10, 2012

Annual Speech & Prize Giving Day at Anderson School in 2012

The Hari Anugerah Cemerlang (formerly known as Speech and Prize giving day) 2012 of Anderson School was held on Saturday 28th April. This year, Tan Sri Nuraizah (Chairman, DSS Biography Project), Dato’ Salleh Yeop (our emcee), Datuk Merlyn Kasimir and Caroline Wong and hubby Ean Keong (from the 1967/68 batch) took time off to attend the function together with our evergreen Dato’ Seri Selvamany.

After the speeches were delivered, the PIBG chairman presented book prizes to the lower secondary students while Caroline Wong presented prizes to winners of the PMR section. Our Dato’ Salleh gave away the book prizes in the SPM category whilst Tan Sri Nuraizah presented prizes to the winners in the STPM category.

The winner of this year’s Economics Book Prize (sponsored by 1966/67 Form Six Arts in honour of Dato’ Seri Selvamany) is a pleasant lad, Low Choon Wei (from Kg Simee?) who also received a Book Prize from (and sponsored by) Tan Sri Nuraizah. Hence the joint presentation by DSS and Tan Sri Nuraizah. They also presented prizes to the best student in STPM which was awarded to Lee En Sheng, a science student.

This year, ASI received book prize contributions from several proud Andersonians like Tan Sri Nuraizah, Puan Sri Raja Noora Ashikin, Dato’ Salleh Yeop, Khaw Siok Chye, Ho Fook Seng, Dr Rokiah Talib, Caroline Wong and myself. A special thanks to all them. In addition, all the recipients in the SPM and STPM categories received a copy of the recently launched biography, “Selvamany: More Than a Teacher.”

After the prize presentation was over, a lot of students and their parents who were inspired by the presence of the prominent ex-Andersonians, mingled with them and had photos taken as well. We hope to make a bigger impact next year.

Before we left the school hall for refreshments, Uncle Selvamany obliged some students who have received the biography, with a personal signature on the book. After refreshments, the group took a short walk to the school library and had some fruitful discussions with the Pengetua,Tuan Guffri and some of the other staff members on how ex-students can contribute to the school. We hope some of the points discussed will be implemented.

We said farewell to the School at about 12.30 pm. We hope more former Andersonians will join us at next year’s event.


Sek Yee