Five students from City Harvest Church came out tops in their cohorts in the recent N-Level examinations.
Five students from City Harvest Church not only topped their cohorts in their 2011 Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education Normal (Academic) and Normal (Technical) Level Examinations, the results of which were released on Dec. 19, 2011.
Jurong Secondary School student Reena Teo, who ranked seventh best student nationwide for the normal academic stream, scored six As and one distinction for Chinese Oral. In addition to studying hard, she says that one must “have patience” when applying oneself to his or her studies.
For Fuchun Secondary School student Shizuka Matsuda, who scored three As, it was not just an academic achievement but because of her excellent results, “my family members are growing even closer together.”
Joycelyn Lye, from Seng Kang Secondary School, was not only the top student from her cohort—she won five other awards, namely Best in Element of Business Skills Award, Best in Element of Science Award, Distinction Award for Computer Application, Distinction Award for Science and Element of Business Skill.
Encouragement from cell group members played an important part for the top scorers, too. “I was really shocked and surprised to find out that I was the top scorer in my school. All thanks to my cell group members and my leader, Delphine. They sacrificed their time to coach me in my weak subjects, giving me encouragement and telling me that I could do it,” said Tan Ren Xue from Zhenghua Secondary School.
Added Nicole Isabella Tan, the top scorer from St. Margaret’s Secondary School, “Through cell group meetings and church services, I have learned to always have the spirit of excellence and determination to strive for the best, not just for myself, but ultimately, to give back to God what He’s given to me. During my preparations for the exams, God revealed to me His faithfulness. Without His grace, I wouldn’t have been able to achieve such results. I also thank God for my two tutors, Jonathan Lau and Jana Sing Tan from W446. They’ve been great motivators, helping me to score straight A’s. The prayers and encouragements from my cell group (N467) and LEI zone also kept me going, striving for the best. I’m glad for my family here at CHC. All glory and honor to God!”
12,244 students in the Secondary 4 Normal (Academic) course and 5,675 students in the Secondary 4 Normal (Technical) course sat for the examinations this year.