EIGHT of Hong Kong's most talented students have carried off top honours in the annual South China Morning Post Student of the Year Awards. Amy Siu Yin, a Form Six student at St Paul's Secondary School, has been named the 1993 Student of the Year after beating 14 challengers with her academic excellence and her dedication to community service. The 16-year-old is now in New Zealand representing Hong Kong in the Asia-Pacific Orienteering Carnival. Besides being head prefect, editor of the editorial board and a member of seven school clubs, Amy is also an active participant in local community services as fellowship chairman of her church. Amy comes from a family of four. She has a 15-year-old brother, her father is a businessman and her mother is a German teacher. A delighted Mrs Siu said: ''My daughter is very self-reliant. We don't need to arrange anything for her. She is able to take care of herself very well.'' Amy's goal is to improve Asian standards of orienteering and to become a successful programmer as well as a producer of computer games with her own graphics and music. The student was selected for the award after a preliminary screening and an interview with a panel of judges comprising Director of Education Dominic Wong Shing-wah, Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong Professor Ambrose King Yiu-hing, and Young Post editor, Winnie Chung. As Student of the Year, Amy receives a $20,000 Citibank scholarship and two Cathay Pacific return tickets to Europe. The four runners-up were Susanna Chan Wing-yan from Diocesan Girls' School (DGS), Poon Tin-wai from La Salle College, Ho Lung-wei from Queen's College and Diana Justein Chow from St Paul's Convent. Last year's Student Sportsman of the Year, Robyn Lamsam, 16, a fifth former from DGS, has captured the award for the second year in a row. The Hong Kong record-holder of all free-style swimming events represented the territory in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. Robyn will receive a $20,000 Citibank scholarship and two Cathay Pacific return tickets to Asia. The Student Musician of the Year title this year went to 17-year-old violinist Cheng Ka-ming from La Salle College, who will receive a $20,000 scholarship, two return tickets to Asia and a $5,000 gift certificate from Tom Lee Music. Ka-ming, concert master of the Hong Kong Youth Symphony Orchestra, is a two-time winner of the Music Office's Most Outstanding Trainee Award and the Hong Kong representative in the 1993 Aberdeen International Youth Festival in Scotland. A display of good techniques in both modern dance and classical ballet helped 15-year-old Karen Ng Kwok-lan beat 32 rivals to win the Student Dancer of the Year. The Fourth Former at Good Hope School, the winner of the Dame Margot Fonteyn Memorial Scholarship, the City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC) Scholarship and the Hong Kong Ballet Group Scholarship, will receive a $20,000 scholarship, two return tickets to Asia and a dance course programme from the CCDC and the Hong Kong Ballet Centre.