Sibu student to represent nation in shot putt at Asean meet


Lau presenting presenting a trophy to Wong for her outstanding achievement while Chieng looks on.

SIBU: A Form Four student of SMK St Elizabeth has been selected to represent the country in the shot putt event at the Asean School sports meet.

The school’s principal Clement Chieng relayed the good news at its annual prizegiving day which was attended by the chairman of the School Redevelopment committee Temenggong Datuk Vincent Lau.

Betty Wong, who has a personal best of 12.08m, was among those honoured for their achievements in academic and co-curricular fields.

Chieng said 2015 was a good year for SMK St Elizabeth which was given the Chief Minister’s Award for Excellent Schools.

“It is a testament to the outstanding academic results of our students.

“In the past two years we achieved we have done especially well in public examinations. On average our students scored A-. It is indeed an outstanding feat for a school like ours because we take in students of varying abilities.

“We were the overall champions continuously for three years in the inter-school athletic competition,” said Chieng.

He added the school had also represented the state in the national-level Shell Traffic Game, Accounting Quiz and the National Science challenge.

Lau meanwhile hoped the students would remember his predecessor, Datuk Robert Lau Hoi Chew, who was instrumental in building the school hall.

“We are able to enjoy this facility because of Robert who was also a former Deputy Works Minister.

“He was involved in many development projects for Catholic Mission schools,” he added.

Previously, morning assembly gatherings at SMK St Elizabeth were conducted in the open air.

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