The things our readers are most proud of will make you appreciate your own achievements both big and small

This week, we asked our readers what their biggest achievement is. Here are some of our favourite answers

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Happy memories

My biggest achievement was taking part in a harp competition in the United States when I was in Primary 6. I practised for ages, and had to fly all the way from Hong Kong to the US state of Minnesota. I had to compete against very experienced harpists but I played my heart out, and managed to get fourth place out of 21 harpists. It’s still a happy memory for me.

Chloe Lau Hong-ching, 12, St. Mary’s Canossian College

Education is key

I’m really proud of myself for finishing secondary school because many people don’t even have the chance to go to school – including my mother. I hope I’ve made my mum proud, too.

Gigi Chan, 18, Fung Kai Liu Man Shek Tong Secondary School

There's more to come

Playing the drums at a gala and music contest at my school. I’ve always wanted to be in a band and perform, and I finally did. I felt like a celebrity when I was on stage. Those experiences helped me gain the confidence to strive for greater success.

Wincy Lau, 15, King Ling College

Happy times

When I was 16, I planned a surprise trip for my Mum. I had started to earn a bit of my own money and decided to take my mum to Chiang Mai in Thailand. I booked the flights, accommodation and activities myself. I’d never had to plan a holiday before so I had to do a lot of research to make sure everything would go smoothly. We ended up having an amazing trip and my mum was so happy.

Christy Lam Hei-nam, 17, King Ling College

A head start

My biggest achievement is being made head prefect, because it was recognition of all my hard work at school. The job was challenging at times, but I’m glad that I was able to act as a role model and contribute to the school.

Jessica Ip Pak-kwan, 17, Law Ting Pong Secondary School

Helping hand

I’m most proud of my ability to take care of myself and the people around me. I always feel satisfied when my friends and family members feel that they can rely on me and it motivates me to do even more to help others.

Yan Lam, 16, King Ling College

Well done!

I came first in the Spanish Speech Festival in 2017. I took part in the Junior Category and was required to recite a Spanish poem. I think the experience was extremely valuable as it allowed to explore the language further. I hope to enhance my Spanish skills and achieve more in this subject.

Saanchi Shah, 14, King George V School

Winning feeling

My proudest achievement is winning a volleyball competition against one of the best teams in the contest. My team trained really hard beforehand. It made us truly understand the phrase “no pain, no gain”.

Hannah Ho, 12, Maryknoll Fathers’ School

Gaming whizz

I’m proud of my gaming skills. I can work my way through different games really quickly and easily, and my friends always ask me to help them get to the next level of a game. It’s not a bad skill to have!

Kelvin Wang, 15, King Ling College

For next week’s Top 10, tell us:

Which superhero is truly the best?

Send your answer, together with your name, age and school, to [email protected] with “Top 10: Superhero” in the subject field. Our favourite answers will appear in next week’s Top 10 page!

Edited by Nicole Moraleda