Studies are first priority, but extra-curricular activities also play an important role in a youngster's life. This balance was well demonstrated by the five Yuen Long Junior Police Call (JPC) leaders who were named winners in the Most Brilliant Students Contest. All students had shown outstanding performances both in the classroom and outside. The competition was organised by the Lutheran Church for all the primary and secondary schools under its administration. 'The award gives recognition to my endeavours over the past few years. It motivates me to keep improving myself,' said Kwok Yuk-chang, the 'Most Outstanding Student' in the secondary group. Yuk-chang, 18, is an active student who has taken on several duties at school, and handles them all in her able way. She is the chairman of the school student union and a girl guide leader, in addition to her JPC work. 'By taking part in various activities after school, I have learnt how to work with others. I have also been trained as a team leader,' the Form Seven student said. Jim Choi-ha, 19, another 'Outstanding Student', said she was pleased to have her efforts recognised. Choi-ha, an active JPC leader in Yuen Long, is both a JPC Council member and the chairman of her school's JPC club. She thanked the JPC for giving her the opportunity to meet different people. Organising JPC activities helped improve her skills and abilities. 'I have become more mature,' the Form Seven student said. The prize presentation was held recently at the Tsuen Wan Town Hall. Officiating at the ceremony was the Director of Education, Helen Yu Lai Ching-ping. After the presentation, the guests and winners were treated to singing and dance performances by students from the Lutheran Church primary and secondary schools.