Written by: Cheyenne Phillips
Edited by: Vivien Tang
Ah, KEVIIAN’S DAY! A day to celebrate what staying in hall is all about. A time to award deserving Keviians for their contributions in hall. A way to say that our academic year is coming to an end and we should look back and remember the fun moments of the year.
The evening began with Master Ho’s speech. Simple and short as usual, asking us to remember the times we were in hall and how we’ve contributed to a good year. As this is Master’s last year in hall, this is his last Keviian’s day, and to commemorate him, he was asked to paste a photo of himself in the middle of a photo collage heart of KE.
Our JCRC President’s speech consisted of him congratulating the Merit Award winners and referencing open day. Our wonderful emcees even asked him to lead the hall in singing the KE song.
Band was up next while everyone went to take their food. On lead vocals: Ethanyn, Gloria on keyboards, De Sheng on guitar and Sze Wei on drums. They performed three songs – All Star by Smash Mouth, Eye of the Tiger by Survivor (also part of the soundtrack from Rocky) and Edge of Glory by the one and only, Lady Gaga.
The food, according to Johnny, was themed as international. Served was Prawns, Teriyaki Chicken, Pasta and for dessert: Jelly and Fruits. Truly an international feast.
Dinner had to have entertainment of course and it came in the form of a game. Hidden under chairs were stickers with the words ‘congrats’ and lucky winners had to go on stage to play. The game that followed was generally easy to understand but difficult for those without a sharp enough ear. Players had to stuff 7 marshmallows in their mouth and attempt to guess a phrase that was given to them. Audience members would then have to run up to guess the phrase. The first one up was Vincent from GH and after a few attempts, we realised his was the most obvious phrase: King Edward Seven.
The game followed with the Merit Awards Presentation Ceremony. This was the moment everyone was waiting for. There were several awards to be won, including Freshman/woman of the year, Sportsman/woman of the year, Culture Artiste(s) of the year, Outstanding Student Leader Awards in Admin, Culture and Sports and Outstanding Keviian(s). The winners are listed below:
|Freshman of the year||Jerrard Royston Williams|
|Freshwoman of the year||Goh Jia Ying|
|Sportsman of the year||Ryan Yuan|
|Sportswoman of the year||Yi Ning|
|Culture Artiste||Russell Lim
|Outstanding Student Leader (in Admin)||Jessica Tan|
|Outstanding Student Leader (in Culture)||Shawn Tan|
|Outstanding Student Leader (in Sports)||Sherlyn Ong
And last but not least the awards for Outstanding KEVIIAN! Two share this title this year. They are none other than Koh Zhao Ming who received a standing ovation, and Chen Yunjin.
Now time to get down to the other awards we were looking forward to! Best dressed! This year’s theme was red carpet and you could win Best Dressed Male, Best Dressed Female and Best Dressed Couple. Chia Chia from AB was crowned Best Dressed Female, Shi Qiang won Best Dressed Male and according to SCRC everyone deserves to be the Best Dressed Couple.
KE Titans ended off the night in a magnificent display of cheerleading, proving that they are on par even with the NUS varsity team. They have certainly made KE proud.
Photos courtesy of: KE Vision