Angela Lu, TOP in Malaysia
Institut Sinaran's bright spark Angela Lu Yi Hweh, 17, won the Cambridge International Examinations Brilliance in Malaysia Awards 2008 for being top in Business Studies and Economics in the June A-Level examination year 2008.
She received the award from the Deputy Minister of Education, Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong at the Armada Hotel in Kuala Lumpur on 23 October 2008 (pic). While it is a repeat success for the institute, this is the first time in the history of Institut Sinaran that a student has achieved the best scores in two subjects at one sitting.
Angela's elder brother, Daniel Lu, who scored 3As in a similar examination years ago, is presently pursuing a Biomedical Science degree at Melbourne University.
Full of praise for her teachers, the youngest of three siblings said Economics lecturer, Adeline Tam, Business Studies lecturer, Barbara Vun and Accounting lecturer, Lily Liang were accommodating, helpful, and willing to sacrifice the weekends for the sake of the students.
"We would approach them at any time during school hours, including break time. They would organize extra lessons on Saturdays to help the weaker ones. We were also given extra tests to boost our chances of passing with flying colours. The lecturers made the subjects (Business Studies, Economics and Accounting) come alive in the class. They have helped me a lot, "said a grateful Angela.
The lecturers have described her as a diligent, creative and ambitious student who excels because she is not afraid to ask questions, go beyond standard textbooks and is prepared to go the extra mile doing past year examination papers, and research on her own.
Angela has big plans for the future. Unlike other students who would pursue conventional disciplines, she took up fashion technology. She is presently doing her two-year diploma course at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (RMIT), Australia.
Institut Sinaran CEO, Mdm Lim Khoon Chin said Angela has done her parents, lecturers and peers proud. "As an academic achiever, she has emerged as a role model to the rest of the Institute".