IT was a very special day for teachers and students of Lam Woo Memorial Secondary School as the school celebrated its 25th anniversary and held its 23rd speech day. Secretary for Health and Welfare Katherine Fok Shiu-ching was invited as the guest-of-honour at the graduation ceremony. The ceremony was attended by members of the school council, parents, principals and teachers. Principal Emily Kwong Ha Wai-chung gave an outline of the development of the school over the last 25 years in her speech. She also praised the teachers and students for their efforts. Mrs Fok congratulated the school for providing a well-balanced education. She said that past students, including award recipients, professionals and legislative councillors, showed an outstanding performance in various fields. Mrs Fok also voiced her concern over youth problems. 'Young people have different characteristics and potentials that should be properly channelled to foster independence and positive life values,' she said. 'The Government and schools should work hand in hand to help young people achieve this. 'Youth centres, school social workers and outreach social workers are here to help youngsters. 'The contribution of educational institutions is essential in the same direction.' This year, the school continued to achieve good results in public examinations. The 194 candidates who sat for this year's HKCEE earned 200 distinctions. The percentage of candidates scoring six Es or above was 100. Hui Suet-wah and Lai Sau-man each scored eight distinctions, while 12 others each obtained five to seven As and one B. The 67 students who sat for the A-Levels scored 59 distinctions. Sixty-six were admitted to degree courses in local tertiary institutions. One was admitted to the University of Wisconsin in the United States. Leung Yee-wah earned five As and Chan Wing-sze and Ada Hin each scored four As and one B. Sin Mei-yuk, To Mei-yan and Yeung Yee-fai each reaped three As and two Bs. As the graduation ceremony came to a close, the guests were invited to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Silver Jubilee Fun Fair in the school garden.