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ACJC Cherishes the Class of 2017

On the 23rd of February 2018, Anglo-Chinese Junior College received the GCE A-level results for the Class of 2017. During their 2 years at ACJC, the students of the Class of 2017 have distinguished themselves on the playing field, in performances, in clubs and societies, in academics, and in their service to others. The College gives thanks for each and every one of them.

As ACSians we cherish our College values of Integrity, Tenacity and Passion. In line with this ethos, we would like to highlight the following students, exemplary ACSians one and all, who were outstanding role models during their time at the college.

Cai Yutong performed outstandingly, with 8 distinctions. Yutong achieved H2 distinctions in Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Knowledge and Inquiry, as well as H1 distinctions in Project Work and General Studies in Chinese and a Grade 1 for Higher Chinese. In addition, she also obtained distinctions in H3 Biology and Mathematics. Yutong has always been an academically driven student and received two prestigious academic awards at the end of JC One, namely the Lim Choon Mong Award (Science), Scholastic Merit and Best Progress.

As a participant of the Nanyang Research Programme (NRP), she had the opportunity to work on a biomedical engineering project. Her hard work paid off with a Silver Award at the 2017 Singapore Science and Engineering Fair (SSEF) and a Silver Award at the 2017 NRP Symposium.

Besides this, Yutong also displayed leadership capabilities as an executive committee member of the ACJC Dance Society as well as being Vice-President of the Economics Society. She is truly an all-rounded, holistic ACSian.

As testament to her outstanding performance, Yutong has been offered a provisional A*STAR National Science Scholarship up to PhD level in the field of Molecular Biology.

Johan Ding Kar En was another example of an outstanding ACSian who excelled both academically, and in his Co-curricular activities. Johan achieved 7 distinctions – in H2 English Literature, H2 English Language and Linguistics, H2 History, H1 General Paper, H1 Biology and H1 Project Work and H3 English Literature. Johan was academically outstanding throughout his time as a student. He was a recipient of the prestigious MOE Humanities Scholarship for 2016 to 2017. At both the JC1 Promotional Examination and the JC2 Preliminary Examinations, he performed outstandingly, and was awarded book prizes in H2 English Literature, H1 General Paper and H1 Biology.

As the Captain of the Debating and Oratorical Society in 2017, Johan impressed with his perseverance and skill. He was the recipient of various accolades and under his leadership, ACJC was the international Champion at the Bratislava Schools Debating Championships and were runners-up at the MOE-ACJC Intercollegiate Debates.
Deservedly, Johan received the Outstanding Service Award on Honours Night for his contributions to his CCA and was a member-elect of the Principal’s Honour Roll (2017).

Ito Ayumi. As the Vice-President of the 41st Students' Council and an A*STAR Science Awardee, Ayumi led her cohort to academic excellence, having herself achieved Distinctions in H2 Chemistry, H2 Biology, H2 Mathematics, H1 Geography and Project Work and B in H1 General Paper.

She was also a member of the ACJC Softball Team which won the SSSC National Softball Championships in 2017 and was awarded SSSC Colours Award in 2017 for her contributions to the sport.

Ayumi was also a recipient of the 2017 ECHA award, a clear testament to her character and outstanding personal qualities.

Jerrica Ang. Jerrica has achieved outstanding academic results, scoring 7 Distinctions in H2 Chemistry, H2 Biology, H2 Economics, H1 Mathematics, General Paper, Chinese Language and Project Work.

A member-elect of The Principal’s Honour Roll (2017), Jerrica consistently demonstrated her leadership ability throughout her time in college, as the President of the ACJC Interact Club, and a member of the CCAB executive committee (Clubs and Societies). She was heavily involved in the Interact Club’s activities, Project Cheer by the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation, OCIP to Chiang Mai, and was also a performer in the 2017 SYF Central Judging for Indian Dance. Jerrica was a recipient of the Outstanding Service awards for Interact and VIA, as well as the ECHA award.

Muhammad Danish B Massuryono. Danish scored an excellent 6 distinctions at A-level. His thirst for knowledge is exemplified by his love for Biology. He was a participant of the National University of Singapore - Science Research Programme (NUS-SRP), which was organised by the NUS Faculty of Science, in collaboration with the Gifted Education Branch to enable very capable students who aspire to a higher level of challenge to undertake projects under the supervision of academics in a real research environment. As part of the NUS-SRP, Danish undertook a research attachment at the Institute of Medical Biology, Agency of Science, Technology and Research and presented his research project at the annual SRP Congress.

Danish’s leadership abilities saw him being selected for the National Youth Council, Youth Corps Singapore Leaders Programme. Through the programme, he spearheaded Project Hope, a community project from December 2016 to July 2017 to impact the lives of low-income children living in rental flats in Bukit Ho Swee. He interacted with the beneficiaries weekly and attended team meetings after school. Danish also presented on inclusivity for the disabled in Singapore at the 2017 NUS Chancellor’s Challenge Shield.

Ayyadarshan Kasivishvanaa. A tenacious sportsman, Ayyadarshan Kasivishvanaa toiled relentlessly to pursue excellence in his sport. Darshan’s commitment and zest for football were evident in the countless hours he invested into the college’s football team. His football team finished 3rd and 4th overall in the National A Division Championships for the two years in which he competed. Darshan also participated in the Singapore Youth Olympic Festival where his team was placed 2nd and he was once again awarded the top scorer and Man of the Tournament award. In addition to football, he also participated in the athletic scene. He won 3 individual medals in the school track and field meet in his first year in college.

Darshan’s tenacity in sport also translates to his academic pursuits. Darshan’s natural flair even earned him an internship in BeWell Hospital, Chennai, to be an understudy to Dr. Santhosh Jacob, Medical Director, Director of Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery.

His desire to make a difference in healthcare is also manifested in other projects. Darshan has also volunteered at Brain Tumour Society Singapore to raise awareness for brain tumour on Tumour Awareness Day, and is not hesitant to donate blood for cancer patients at blood donation drives, all gestures depicting his compassionate and empathetic nature.

The College takes deep pride in these exemplary ACSians, and in each and every single member of the Class of 2017.

To God be the Glory- The Best is Yet to Be!