HONGKONG students were yesterday urged to strike a balance in their pursuit of success, and not measure self-worth by academic results alone. The 1992 SCMP Student of the Year Award winner, William Woo Chun-fai, is a top academic achiever with 10 As in the 1991 Hongkong Certificate of Education Examination, but the 18-year-old student from Wah Yan College, Kowloon, also plays table tennis, listens to classical music, and is one notch from receiving his black belt in Tae Kwon Do. William advised students to ''relax more and communicate with other students. They should also remember it is not the end of the world if they get one bad exam result''. William received a $15,000 scholarship, two Cathay Pacific tickets to Europe, and $2,000 in travellers' cheques. He plans to become a lawyer. The SCMP Student Musician of the Year Award winner, Tam King-hei, received his award and celebrated his birthday yesterday. The 16-year-old flautist also urged students to expand their perspective and relax by playing or listening to music. King-hei received a $10,000 scholarship, two Cathay Pacific tickets to any Asian destination, and $2,000 travellers' cheques. The SCMP Student Sportsman of the Year, Robyn Lamsam, urged students to combine academic and sporting pursuits. The 15-year-old Diocesan Girls' School student was the youngest member of the Hongkong swimming team at the Barcelona Olympics, but she plays other sports and hopes to combine her interests by studying marine biology. She received a $10,000 scholarship, two Cathay Pacific tickets to Asia, $2,000 in travellers' cheques, and a $3,000 gift voucher from American Sports. The chairman of the Education Commission, Professor Rosie Young Tse-tse, said students had been shortlisted based on their academic results, then judged on their communication skills, involvement in extracurricular activities and the community, and commitment to Hongkong. The South China Morning Post editor, Mr Phillip Crawley, said the awards recognised students' varied talents. He said the recipients gave their schools, parents and fellow pupils ''reason to be proud''. The awards were set up by the Education Department in conjunction with the South China Morning Post, and sponsored by Cathay Pacific, Citibank, Hang Seng Bank, Bank of East Asia, Wharf Holdings, Tom Lee Music Company, Marathon Sports, City Contemporary Dance Company and the Hongkong Ballet Centre. Other recipients were SCMP Student of the Year Award runners-up who received $6,500 scholarships.