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Friends and Family—Elizabeth Ng’s Secret to Success

by Daniel Gan (Sec 2A) and Kylee Tan (Sec 3E)

What would you attribute good grades to? Hard work, or perhaps good luck? For Elizabeth Ng, it was both of those, and more.

"Firstly, I would like to give thanks to God, my family, teachers and peers. They've walked this journey with me and stayed by my side to help me achieve success. I really appreciate each and every one of them for that."

However, for her to get to where she is now, studying hard and paying attention in class were not the only things that Elizabeth had to do. Juggling the critical positions of being Fairfield English Drama’s Chairperson and the Student Council’s Connect Department Head, Elizabeth often struggled to manage her academic and non-academic responsibilities. Undoubtedly, she even considered giving up on many occasions.

Elizabeth turned to her peers for help. With their guidance and support, she learned how to better manage her time, which paved the way for her exponential progress and her numerous achievements. 

On top of her studies, Elizabeth participated in the Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation in 2017 and 2019 with her fellow English Drama members. In their most recent performance, Elizabeth led and rallied her Fairfield English Drama members to proudly act out a riveting play which shed light on the plight of The Khmer Rouge. 

When she finally received her highly-anticipated GCE N(A)-Level examination results last year, she was ecstatic. Elizabeth even admitted that she was surprised when she found out that she was one of the outstanding all round students who played an instrumental role in leading Fairfield English Drama and for achieving an EMB3 of below 10 points at the GCE N(A)-Level examinations.

After everything that Elizabeth had experienced, she had some valuable pieces of advice for her juniors: “Don’t give up because things aren’t going to get better. Give your all in whatever you do! Don’t doubt yourself. If you don’t try, you’ll never know.”

Let us also remember that just as we have received help from our friends and family members, we should also use our gifts to bless others.