The final countdown has started! Six top students will be battling it out for the much-coveted South China Morning Post Student of the Year Award 2002/2003 title this Saturday at the Hong Kong Academy For Performing Arts. Permanent Secretary for Education and Manpower Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun will be the event's Guest of Honour as well as one of the three judges. South China Morning Post's Group Editor-in-Chief David Armstrong and managing director of New World First Bus Services Adolf H. Hsu will also be on the judging panel. The six finalists are: Kowloon Elmy Lung Wai-yue, 18, Yew Chung International School Tsui Ka-ling, 17, Po Leung Kuk No.1 W.H. Cheung College Hong Kong and Outlying Islands Chiu Kwun-sau, 17, Queen's College Donald Wong Ho-lun, 18, St Paul's Co-educational College New Territories Leung Sze-ning, 17, Tsuen Wan Government Secondary School Kay Seto King-lune, 18, Li Po Chun United World College In front of an open house audience, they will take part in an impromptu round-table discussion before going backstage for a one-on-one interview with the three judges. While the finalists are being interviewed, winners of the other categories will take turns to perform on stage. They are: Best Improvement Chan Kwin-wah, 17, Sacred Heart Canossian College Student Dancer of the Year William Chan, 17, St Joseph's Anglo-Chinese School Student Linguist of the Year Hugh Alexander Kam Tsun-ting, 16, German Swiss International School Student Musician of the Year Chan Chun-hin, 16, St Paul's Co-educational College Student Computer Scientist of the Year Clement Pang Ho-yan, 17, St Paul's Co-educational College Student Sportsperson of the Year Yu Chui-yee, 18, Our Lady of the Rosary College Student Visual Artist of the Year Yip Lai-man, 18, Jockey Club Ti-I College Young Post's editor Kevin Kwong and assistant editors Agatha Ngai and Kate Whitehead, as well as reporter Lee Wing-sze will also be there to make this event a memorable one.