STUDENT Yeoh Wei Wang , 16, studied really hard to achieve his dream of scoring straight As in the PT3 examination.
“Science was the hardest subject for me but I made it a point to do constant exercises and concentrate in class.
“It is important for me to do well as I want to become a Zoologist in the future,” said the SMK Kuala Perlis student after receiving the Excellence Award at the Eco World Foundation Awards for UPSR and PT3 Top Scorers at a hotel in Penang on Saturday.
Yeoh said this was the second time he was receiving this award from Eco World, the first was in 2013 when he scored 7As for his UPSR.
Reuban Francis, 13, said extensive revision and guidance from his teachers and family helped him score 7As in his UPSR.
“My school had intensive extra classes for those sitting for the UPSR. The teachers were very dedicated in making us do well in our studies.
“I now want to work hard and hopefully receive the PT3 Excellence award in three years’ time,” said the SJK (T) Bayan Lepas pupil after also receiving the Excellence award.
Yeoh and Reuban both received RM500 and RM200 in cash respectively while Reuben also received a Malay-English dictionary and a motivational book.
They were among 60 students who received awards in the Excellence, Outstanding and Most Improved Awards categories for both PT3 and UPSR.
Eight teachers were also recognised for their role in guiding students for the UPSR and PT3 examinations when they received the Teachers Award.
SJK (T) Bayan Lepas walked away with the Best School Award and RM10,000 for its support of the foundation and the Students Aid Programme (SAP).
Eco World Foundation chief executive officer Datuk Capt (Rtd) Liew Siong Sing in his speech said the foundation decided to extend the awards to PT3 top scorers this year as a form of encouragement.
“SAP is the main focus of the foundation and it was formed to assist students from low-income families.”
Also present were Eco World Foundation trustee Philip Mathews, Eco World Development Group Berhad chief operating officer Datuk S. Rajoo and Eco World Development Group Bhd general manager Khoo Teck Chong.