A group photo with all the award recipients from Wong Nai Siong Secondary School in Sibu.

KUCHING:122 outstanding students from Wong Nai Siong Secondary School in Sibu received academic excellence awards this year from Naim Foundation, the charitable arm of Naim Group of Companies, one of the leading property developers and contractors in Malaysia recently.

Naim’s Head of Corporate Communications, Caroline Yeo explained that the awards were part of the Foundation’s annual academic excellence award programme for secondary schools in Sarawak.

“The contribution was part of the foundation’s community outreach programme which aimed, among others, to inculcate the attitude to strive for excellence among the younger generation.

‘Our message to students is clear: when the going gets tough, the tough gets going. Be it in school or in life, there will be times when we encounter challenges. Never fear such challenges, as the lessons learnt from these challenges will make us stronger.

“We congratulate all for your hard work and we look forward to more success stories in time to come!’ Yeo remarked.

Principal of Wong Nai Siong Secondary School, Lu Yew Huiing   commended Naim for the awards.

‘We thank Naim for this corporate social responsibility initiative. The awards greatly motivate students to improve their academic performance in school. Indeed, Naim has set a good example to other corporate organisations in giving back to the society.’

One of the school’s top students, Daniel Paw Zhang Sheng said that he was thankful for the award.

“Thank you, Naim, for giving me this award. I feel that all my hard work has paid off. I will continue to study harder in the future to win the award again!”

Meanwhile, his twin sister, Eileen Paw Zhang Hui, also one of the top students, said the awards inspired her to be the best she could be.

Another recipient, Lol Gul Yong said he was thankful for the award as it helped with expenses related to his studies.