Recognising the Non-Awardees of Batch 2015!

This is to recognise those who did not end up getting any awards or special mentions. Your dream is only as good as those who have gold or silver or whatever-its-made-up-of medals in their necks. And your fate is only as good as how hard you try and compete in the bigger world.

CONGRATULATIONS, BATCH 2015!

A big shoutout to the graduating students with no honours, special mentions, honourable mentions, and other special awards. It is important to note that you make up the vast majority of the graduating class and without you there will be no gauge for top performers and criteria for the best in something-something.

Trained to get high grades, win that Math wiz challenge, spelling competition, declamation contest, and quiz bees — it is a different competition out there. It is high time to get real. And the real world would never ask what award you received back in school. The real world would require you to interact, learn, cooperate, and mingle with other people.

Welcome to an even playing field. One where you do not sit and listen from morning to afternoon, opening workbooks and taking examinations in between but solving real-world problems and work in an environment where your performance is based on how efficient you do tasks and how well you blend with people in your team. One where at the end of day you do not expect home works but be able to go out try to get work and life balance as much as you can. One where you do not always end up asking allowances from your parents’ hard-earned money but being given that chance to get your own bucks and treat them back.

Coming from someone whose only award was “Most Behave” in preschool and “Gold Loyalty Award” in high school (for being in the same institution for, like, erm, forever), NO, this is not a spark-your-bitterness and snub the ceremonies.

This is to recognise those who did not end up getting any awards or special mentions. Your dream is only as good as those who have gold or silver or whatever-its-made-up-of medals in their necks. And your fate is only as good as how hard you try and compete in the bigger world.

Get up from your bed, be at your best look, wear your favourite outfit, glam up, strike a pose with your best buds, walk that aisle to your seat, and most importantly, thank your parents for being there with you – with awards or naught.

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