Dunman High is not just a place where academic excellence is pursued, but where long lasting friendships are formed. Yu Han and Yen-Fay are like two peas in a pod and are just one example of the many Dunmanians who have supported and encouraged each other when tackling the many challenges of Senior High life.
Oh Yu Han was a true seeker of knowledge who never tired of learning. As a Bicultural Studies Programme scholar, Yu Han was involved in immersion programmes which involved interactions with students abroad and visits to cultural sites. She also took up China Studies in Chinese as a H2 subject. She was committed to sharpening her skills in both her languages, English and Mandarin, emerging as one of the top scorers in General Paper. She also stood out among her peers as she would sit in for tutorials of subjects like English Literature in spite of not being officially enrolled in it. Clearly, Yuhan was someone who strived to learn beyond her stipulated boundaries and sincerely enjoy the process.
Yu Han proved to be an individual who did not merely seek knowledge but was also intent on sharing it with others. She volunteered as a H2 Mathematics tutor in Project Educaid, a peer-tutoring initiative for Senior High students and shared her insight, strengths and love for learning with her peers. Yu Han also volunteered as a game master for an online four-day boot camp organised by HeritageCares where children were invited to learn about the cultural heritage of Singapore. Additionally, she was a content creator for Project Lingua, a student-initiated project aimed at making proficiency in English more accessible, especially for young children.
An inquisitive learner with an admirable sense of self-direction in her learning, Kung Yen-Fay soared to great heights in her time at Dunman High School. Combining her love for music, dance and global affairs, Yen-Fay excelled at her academics, leadership roles and friendships. She is a testament to the power of diligence and perseverance in achieving success.
Yen-Fay’s passion and drive to pursue Music landed her the prestigious Music Elective Programme Scholarship by MOE that recognised her exceptional cognitive abilities and determination to excel. In addition, her keen interest in learning led her to pursue Music at the H3 level, where she wrote a research paper on Studio Ghibli’s Film Music. Beyond her Music academics, she was also a member of the school’s Guzheng Ensemble. Because of her exceptional musical talents, she was selected as a soloist for the orchestral pieces performed at various concerts.
Yen-Fay also held the leadership position of Artistic Director in the D’Modern Dance CCA. A role model to her peers, she was in charge of refining the technical aspects of dance routines such as musicality, providing assistance to the dance instructors. A source of encouragement, she provided feedback to her peers and juniors in a respectful and tactful manner. She remained committed to Dance despite having such a hectic schedule.
Together with her study buddy and support, Yu Han, Yen-Fay tackled the many challenges of Senior High life and GCE A-level examinations. Yu Han and Yen-Fay combined their strengths of courage and leadership, and complemented each other’s areas for improvement. Their friendship was a strong source of motivation for both girls as they encouraged each other, studied together and remarkably conquered the ‘A’ Levels together, performing outstandingly.
Dunmanians, always remember that you are never alone on this journey!