Delia Memorial School (Broadway)
Our school started running inter-house competitions in 2007, when I was in Form Three. I'm now in Form Seven. There are 10 different inter-house competitions: basketball, singing, general knowledge and so on.
Yet the biggest event is Sports Day because there's also a cheerleading competition.
There are four houses - Harmony, Obligation, Morality and Equality. I am a proud member of Morality House. I have been a committee member since Form Three and was captain last year.
Of all the inter-house competitions, cheering has really captured my heart. We have been victorious for four consecutive years, and on this year's Sports Day, which was held on October 27, we took home the gold again, giving us five wins in a row.
Being part of a squad like Morality House teaches you lots of essential qualities. You learn that you need more than one person to succeed. Everyone must put in a lot of effort and dedication.
It's never easy to get 30 to 40 people to dance in sync and give 100per cent of their energy. Practices are vital, but cheerleaders can get sick at the last minute. Sometimes they may even get hurt while practising their routines. But when these cheerleaders step on to the sports field, they put all the pain and tiredness aside. They show nothing but smiles on their faces and cheer with all their heart and might.
Our secret is that, while we are not the best dancers, we strive to provide the best entertainment and delight the audience. We don't think of winning. If we can put on a good show, we will be happy.
Even though many of us are graduating this year, I have high hopes that Morality's future generations will continue to be victorious in their own way. They may not bring home the gold all the time. But we are very proud that we have proved to them that dedication, commitment and passion are very important if they want to be successful in whatever task they do. We want everyone to remember us as being energetic and dedicated. May our legacy live on.
Karen Allisa Napoles
CMA Secondary School
Nearly 600 runners, including CMA Secondary School principal, Dr Mak Yiu-kwong, teaching and clerical staff, school janitors, and former and present students, participated in the Sham Shui Po school's cross-country race on October 14.
The race - which started and finished at the school - took place over a 4km course stretching around the district.
Heavy rain had threatened to dampen spirits, but everyone ran their hardest in this challenging competition, made more difficult with the slippery surface. Onlookers were full of admiration for the passion and stamina the participants showed.
Green House ran their best race of the year to win the overall championship in the inter-house competition with 176 points.
The Physical Fitness Award went to Classes 4A and 4D for their enthusiastic participation.
Winners of the race will be competing with their counterparts from other schools in the forthcoming Inter-school Cross-Country Championship.
CMA Secondary School has a tradition of organising a cross-country race annually to promote students' awareness of the importance of regular participation in sports.
The race was launched in the early 1980s and is now one of the most popular events in the school. It also promotes the benefits of sport on people's health.
NT Heung Yee Kuk Tai Po District Secondary School
Rain failed to dampen the spirits of students at the 31st annual sports day of New Territories Heung Yee Kuk Tai Po District Secondary School. The event was held at the Tai Po Sports Ground on October 11.
The four competing houses were Chi, Wai, Kin and Hong. Each house had a very dedicated cheering squad. They sang songs and shouted slogans, encouraging the athletes to do their best.
Boys' individual champions were Lam Shu-kan (Grade A), Cheng King-lam (Grade B) and Ng Siu-hang (Grade C). Among the girls, Tsui Yan-yee claimed the Grade A title, with So Man-pui and Man Hiu-tung clinching the Grade B and Grade C titles, respectively.
Kin House won the overall championship and the best cheering squad trophy.
The athletes were very competitive and did their best in all events, despite the poor weather.