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Ordinary Outramians, Extraordinary SPIRIT

Roy Wong

Roy Wong was from the class of Secondary 4/3, a graduating class of 2018. An only child in the family, he has been used to an independent and self-directed lifestyle since he was a young child. Despite a latch-key environment, which made him uncertain and lacking in self-confidence at first, Roy persevered through the years, finally settling on areas of interest that motivated him to do well in school.

He was a member of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) for three years and was also the Vice-president of the Visual Arts Club (VAC) in his graduating year. Roy had always expressed his interest in the arts, and was often keen on expanding a portfolio of drawings and sketches.

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Moreover, Roy was also well-immersed in Values-in-Action (VIA) activities, both for his class and VAC. He was also a keen and willing participant in a joint Ministry of Social Development and Family (MSF) – Jalan Kukoh Residents’ Committee (RC) project, where school teenagers dialogued with various residents of the area, especially senior citizens. 

Focused in one of the engaging classroom lesson activities, Roy looks on in analytical detachment at the course trainer (2018)

One of the mural contributions as a VAC member in 2017, Roy (on the right) poses with fellow participants.

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Roy is currently enrolled in an Aeronautics in the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) College West, where he hopes to excel and eventually pursue his interest in aviation. He is hopeful of maintaining an above average Grade Point Average (GPA) score, which would secure him a scholarship to a related Polytechnic course. He is of the firm belief that the “no-hoper” in life should never be dismissed by anyone, be it by society or by him or herself. In his own words, Roy had articulated the following thoughts,

“(My life in) Outram has been a rough and bumpy road for me, but by being involved in many creative and fun activities, it has allowed me to be the best version of myself and to showcase my talents at the same time.”