Students Of the Year Society (S.O.Y.S.) & Student Ambassador Scheme

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Convenors:  Godfrey LAM Wan Ho '86   Godwin LEUNG Tat Chi '86

Report from the Student Ambassadors 2016

It is our honour to visit the Ontario Chapter of Wah Yan Alumni Associations from 7 August 2016 (Sunday) to 14 August 2016 (Sunday) as the Student Ambassadors of this year. It serves not only the purpose of greeting our brothers in Ontario, but also catching them up on the news and stories of Wah Yan, and sharing the experience of meeting our overseas alumni with students. We are very grateful to be received by Mr Stephen Ching, Mr Anthony Ho, and all the alumni in Ontario throughout the trip.

We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to Mr Jeffery Mah (WYKAAO), Mr Albert Lau (WYHKOAA), Mr Andrew Ng (WYHKOAA), Mr Paulus Ng (WYHK ’71), Mr Andrew Tang (WYK ’66), Mr Rudy Pun (WYK ’63), Mr Raymond Kwok (WYK ’66), Mr Raymond Kan (WYK ’78) and Mr Gus Yeung (WYK '66) for their hospitality in looking after us during the visit.

Besides, we would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr Peter Wong (WYK ’62) and Mr Sonny Sie (WYK ’60) for offering us a place to stay during the trip.

Without the joint efforts of the International Network Committee and Mr Michael Au, we would not have been there and gained such an invaluable experience. Thank you, Michael, for your thoughtful arrangement and coordination. We have to thank WYKAAO and WYHKOAA for hosting the programme, and Wah Yan PSAs for co-organizing the Student Ambassador Scheme.

We would also like to appreciate Mr So Ying Lun, Mr Warren Chung, Mr Keung Yiu Ming, Mr Silas Chan, Mr Tsang Ho Fai, Mr Gary Ching, Mr Raymond Chow and Mr Li Yin Pok for their support.

Last but not least, we are pleased to be selected as the Ambassadors since the only chance of representing the school, the alumni and the students in a PSA-sponsored trip is by joining the Student Ambassador Scheme. Both of us hold our firm belief that this Scheme allows Wahyanites to be better equipped for their future service in the Wah Yan community. It is our earnest hope that the tradition of annual overseas visits will be inherited and continue in the coming years.

Please feel free to view our photos here.

Thank you again for making this amazing trip possible!

Jerry Guo and Frank Wong - 2016.08.23

Student Ambassador Election 18 Dec 2013

S.A. Election On 27 Nov, a panel of former Students Of The Year & teachers have selected this year's SOYs. They are: Spencer CHEUNG Tat Yiu 張達堯, Winston CHING Wai Sing 程瑋星 & Stanley KOO Yue Kwan 高宇鈞. Afterward, this year's Student Ambassador Election was held on 18 Dec 2013 at WYCHK Conference Room and Spencer Cheung is the Student Ambassador, who will visit Vancouver Chapter in summer. Congratulation to the SOYs and the SA this year!
- 2013.11.28



Chris Lee Kar Ming, our Student Ambassador had a trip to Houston in this summer time. Please be shared his experience of the journey by his report and pictures as well. - Silas Chan '85 (Chairman, PSA)
- 2013.09.09



Student Ambassador Election 3 Nov 2012

S.A. ElectionThe third round of the Student of the Year election was conducted on 3rd Nov (Sat). The interview panel was comprised of Martin Kwan (convenor), principal Tam, Peter Lai (PP), Gary Ching (president), Simon Cheng (chairman) and Silas Chan (vice chairman) and the teacher coodinator was Ivan Hau.
The three SOYs elected this year are Ho Hei Chi Joseph 何曦知 (5W) , Lee Kar Ming Chris 李家銘 (5W) and Ng Hay Yan Abraham 吳希仁 ( 5Y). Each of them will get a certificate of honour and a cash award of $3000. The student ambassador (SA) is Lee Kar Ming Chris. He will represent the school and be fully sponsored by the PSA to visit an overseas chapter of the PSA, the location of which is yet to be decided. Congratulation to the SOYs and the SA this year! - Ivan Hau (Teacher Co-ordinator)
- 2011.11.30


Student Ambassador Election 21 Nov 2011

The selection exercise of 2011-12 SAs was held on 21 November 2011 (Mon) and out of the currently selected three SOYs from Form Five, they are namely : 5W Yu Tsz Lung (余子龍), 5W Pang Kai Ting (彭繼霆) and 5Y Shum Cheuk Chun (岑卓俊). After a round of interviews, they all came in very close in the final marks, finally 5Y Shum Cheuk Chun (岑卓俊) won the title of SA. He will represent the PSA to visit overseas chapters and to attend 2012 IC in New York City in August 2012. Congratulations to Shum Cheuk Chun.
- 2011.12.31


Our Student Ambassadors in New York

Pictures of our Student Ambassadors in New York with their host Peter Lau 劉德亮 WYHK'68 (2001-2005 President, US Eastern Chapter). Our sincere thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Lau for their on going support of the Student Ambassador Scheme!
- 2011.08.18



Student Ambassadors off to New York

Principal Tam, Gary Ching (Vice President), Simon Cheng (Vice Chairman) and I went to the airport on Friday July 15 to send off this year's Student Ambassadors: Michael Ng Lam Kwan (吳林坤) & Dominic Ho Ka Ki (何家騏). Justin Choi Sai Kit (蔡世杰), one of our Students Of The Year, also went along on his own expense plus 2 other boys from Wah Yan College Kowloon. This year's host is Wah Yan College Alumni Association (US Eastern) Chapter. The boys will spend the next 10 days visiting New York, Philidelphia, Washington D.C. and Baltimore. We hope the students will have a wonderful trip! - Raymond Man Wai Yu '83 - PSA Chairman 2011-12
- 2011.07.18


SOYS Annual Dinner 2011

The annual gathering of the "Students of the Year Scheme" was held on 19 January 2011. This year was special because we had six new SOYs from both F5 and F6. They were all welcomed by other members at the dinner. Martin Kwan (Convenor of the Timeless Bonding Scheme) was invited and interestingly pointed out that SOYS is unique among other groups under the Timeless Bonding Scheme because we have one extra icon in the PSA website. We also thanked our Principal Mr. George Tam, Mr. Philip Ching and Mr Ivan Hau for their attendance and support to SOYS. - Godwin Leung, SOYS Society
- 2011.01.20


Student Ambassador Election 6 Nov 2010

The selection exercise of 2010-11 SAs was held on 6 Nov. 2010 (Sat) and out of the currently selected six SOYs, namely S5 group: 5Y Lai Pak Yan (賴伯殷), 5W Chan Nim Him (陳念謙), and 5W Ho Ka Ki, Dominic (何家騏) and F6 group: 6A Choi Sai Kit Justin (蔡世杰), 6S1 Chan Kwok Leung Tommy 陳國樑), and 6S2 Ng Lam Kwan (吳林坤), 5W Ho Ka Ki Dominic and 6S2 Ng Lam Kwan won the title of SA. The two young gentlemen will visit an overseas chapter for their timeless bonding mission this summer. Congratulations. - Peter Lai (Immediate Past President, WYHK PSA)
- 2010.11.17


SOYS Annual Gathering on 31 Jan 2010

The annual gathering of the “Students OF the Year Scheme” was held on 31st January 2010 at the Student Activity Center of the school. The Principal Mr. George Tam and the newly appointed Assistant Principals were invited as the guests of the occasion. Mr. Tam expressed the wish that SOYS can play a more significant role in the development of the school, Hong Kong and China as a whole. The participants also extended their gratitude towards our Alumnus Philip Ching who started the scheme in 1986 which provided a very good platform to link up the students of different years. Through the scheme, the participants decided to play a more prominent role to link up the students of different years starting with building a closer relationship among the SOYS of different years as the first step of the action to be taken in the future. - Paul Yip (Assistant Principal)
- 2009.03.12

Student Ambassador 2009 announced

The Student Ambassador of Wah Yan College HK for the year 2009-10 was formally announced at Speech Day on 12 November in the School Hall. After 3 rounds of nomination and selection, George Fung Cheuk Yin 馮卓賢 6S2 won the SA title with the mission to visit an oversea chapter to maintain our timeless bonding while broadening his mind. For George, it will be timely to visit the Southern California Chapter in Los Angeles in the summer of 2010 to coincide the IC2010. Congratulation George!! - Simon Chan (Immediate Past President, WYHKPSA)

- 2009.11.25

SOYs 2009 Debut

Three Students Of the Year (SOY) for the academic year 2009-2010 have been selected on 20 Oct 2009 by a panel of teachers and past SOYs. Congratulation to the following three outstanding students:
- Li Ting Hong Standford 李庭翰 6S1
- Cheung Ka Ho David 張家豪 6S1
- Fung Cheuk Yin 馮卓賢 6S2
The final stage to select the Student Ambassador of the Outstanding Students Award Scheme will be conducted on 3 November 2009.
The SOY selection panel includes three teachers from the School, namely, Mr. S.O. Man, Mrs. Shirley Wong and Asst. Principal Mr. Paul Yip, together with three past SOYs Mr. Stephen Lung (SOY 88-89), Mr. Raphael Lo (Student Ambassador 88-89) and Mr. Andy Chan (Student Ambassador 87-88). The Students of the Year and Student Ambassador are winners of the yearly Outstanding Students Award scheme sponsored by the PSA and jointly organized with the School.
- 2009.10.23

2008-09 Student Ambassador Ho Ying-kit to visit Southern California Chapter

Ho Ying-kitStudents of the Year Chung Man-ting, Ho Ying-kit and Tam Yiu-tong made it into the final round in which the hnour of Student Ambassador was to be awarded to one of them.  The huge adjudication panel making up of ten PSA officials, mostly Past Presidents, and Mr. George Tam, the Principal, finally awarded the Student Ambassador Award to Ho Ying-kit who will represent PSA and the College to visit the South California Chapter in the coming summer holidays.
- 2009.06.19

2007-08 Student Ambassador Tsang Pui-lim off to the USA

WYHK's 2007-08 Student Ambassador Tsang Pui-lim left for New York on 28th June with his WYK counterpart. Seeing them off at the airport were Peter Lai, Martin Kwan and WYK PSA representatives. The two lads are representing their respective PSAs as Student Ambassadors and will be received by members of the US Eastern Chapter.
- 2008.06.30


2007/08 Students of the Year and Student Ambassador

"Congratulations to the three Form Six students Kwok Tsz-wang, Tsang Pui-lim and Wan Chun-wah who were elected Students of the Year. The Student Ambassador Award went to Tsang Pui-Lim of F6S2 who will represent the PSA to pay a visit to overseas chapters this summer. We wish Tsang, Kwok and Wan a fruitful year ahead and look forward to seeing them to join us to serve the school in the years to come." - Peter PS Lai, Chairman, WYHK PSA.
- 2007.11.20


20th Anniversary Dinner

SOYS 20th Anniversary Dinner The 20th Anniversary Dinner of the "Students Of the Year Scheme" was held in the school hall on 26th August 2007. The happy occasion was well attended by S.O.Y.S. members, past students, Jesuit Fathers and the Principal. Fr. Stephen Chow, Supervisor of the two Wah Yan Colleges (a Wahyanite himself), was invited as the guest of honour. Fr. Chow delivered an inspiring speech touching on selected elements of the Vision and Mission of Jesuit education which is currently being reviewed and updated by the Jesuit Education Board. There was no lack of gratitude expressed in the sharing session of S.O.Y.S. Most members voiced their well wishes towards the PSA, their Alma Mater and society at large.
(View full album here)
- 2007.08.26


2006/07 Student Ambassador

Congratuations to Hui Ho Wang (6S1) for becoming 2006/07 Student Ambassador. Mr. Hui will represent Wah Yan (H.K.) Past Students Association to visit the USA West Coast in Easter 2007.
- 2006.12.19


2006/07 Student Ambassador nomination

Time flies... 2006/07 SA program has started its 1st stage in October. Among the 87 potential candidates, 6 outstanding students have been nominated by the students to enter Stage 2 which will commerence on October 20. During the 2nd stage, 3 of them will be selected by their Form-teachers and the S.O.Y. Society as outstanding Students of the Year. And finally, at Stage 3, one of the 3 Students of the Year will be selected by the Past Students Associatoin as Student Ambassador who will represent the PSA to travel abroad to visit her overseas chapters.
The following 6 candidates are nominated during the 1st stage:
- Hui Ho-wang 6S1
- Lee Tin Yan 6S2
- Gieuw Godfrey Harrison 6S2
- Jorge Metelo 6S2
- Lam Muk-yan 6S1
- Wong Chun-tat 6S1
May the best student wins.
- 2006.10.09


A new Ambassador in the making

From the Headlines, you will all have learned that the SOYs 2005/06 have been selected. Amongst them 3, one will be appointed this year's Ambassador at the reunion dinner on 10th November after the Speech Day. For details of this year's SOYs, please refer to tthe table below.

- 2005.10.30

Another Good Year of Good Deeds by the SOYs

The SOYs Boys have done it again ! Another good year under their arms and here they are at their Annual Dinner. Tonight they have invited prominent old boy Mr. John Chan to share some good experience on the topic of Time Management.
- 2005.08.08