The Lions Club of Ipoh Host organised the 4th Annual Foo Hon Lim Top Leo Academic Award at St Michael’s Institution School Hall on June 23.
The occasion was graced by Howard Lee Chuan How, Perak State Executive Council of Youth, Sports and Human Development as the Guest of Honour.
Twenty selected Leos from Kedah, Penang, Perak and Selangor were chosen from about 1000 Leos as the Top Leo Academic for the year 2018 SPM exams.
The award was presented by Ipoh philanthropist and Past District Governor, Dato’ Dr Foo Wan Kien who has set aside a sum of RM10,000 per year for this award in memory of his late son, Lion Foo Hon Lim.
During his speech, Dato’ Dr Foo Wan Kien also promised to continue this award for another five years.
He also promised to set aside a sum of RM1 million soft loan for Leos for their higher education studies at Public Universities in Malaysia.
YB Howard Lee in his address encouraged the Leos to study hard, interact well with each other irrespective of their races and that the main road to success was to have humility.
Around 120 Leos, guests and Lions were present at the St Michael’s Institution School hall including the family of the late Foo Hon Lim, the Principal of St Michael’s Institution, Mr Sit Wai Yin and the President of Lions Club of Ipoh Host, Lion Eugene Ong.