Name (as in IC/BC) : Andrea Chong Su Lynn
Nickname : Drea
Date of birth : 30 Oct 1986
Email address : andrea.csl@gmail.com, andrea@yac.com.my
Year joining YAC : 1997

 

Participation in YAC activities:

i- National Level -      

 Visit to Kelana Jaya old folk’s home (2002)
MC for the MCPCSA Gala Dinner, attended by a Cabinet Minister (2002)
Bronze award winner, GKC Commencement (2001)
Reporting techniques workshop (2001)
Read poem for Dr. Siti Hasmah during the GKC studio and website launching (2001)
Business and accounting workshop (2000)
BAKTI Deepavali celebration at PPKCTM Charity Home (2001)
Image enhancement and development workshop (2000)
Town and regional planning workshop (2000)
Outing at Awana Eco Sports (2000)
GKC Independence Jumble Sale (2000)
Let’s Talk TV program launch (2000)
“What goes on behind TV” workshop (2000)
BAKTI – Children’s day organizer in Premier residence Putrajaya (2000)
“Broadcasting in the new millennium” workshop (2000)
Engineering workshop (2000)
Danced and emceed at the launching of Malaysian Humanitarian Foundation (MHF) interactive web and ministerial visit (1999)
News Straits Times Press Interview on the Convention of the Rights of the Child (1999)
Launch of the UNICEF Book ‘Convention on the Rights of the Children by Dr. Siti Hasmah (1999)
Youth Roundtable Conference organized by the Ministry of Youth and Sports (1999)
MC at the launch of a new children’s TV program MVCo (1999)
Trip to Sarawak and Brunei (1999)
Sunshine Camp, Fraser’s Hill (1998)
Baton run during the Commonwealth Games Promotion with MPSJ (1998)
Acted in TV2 Hari Raya P.Ramlee Drama as Haji Bakhil (1998)
Visit to Langkawi to donate Computers to Kampung Buku Malaysia (1997)
News presentation techniques workshop by Robert Lam (1997)

Reporting and presenting for GKN and GKC (1997 – 2001)
Interviewed VIPs notably Datuk Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohammad and Datuk Seri Dr. Siti Hasmah 

ii- International Level – Mission to Iraq Educational Tour (2001) 

Examinations Achievement: 

i- School Level:
UPSR – 5 As
PMR – 7As 

ii-International Level & Non-academic Related:

Western Australian Tertiary Entrance Examination –
Tertiary Entrance Rank (TER) 99.85
General Exhibition for having the 30th highest TER in the State
Subject Exhibition for being top in the state for Accounting
Certificate of Distinction for being in the top 0.5% in the state for Human Biology
Certificate of Excellence for 10 As across Year 11 and 12
Australian Student’s Prize from the Australian Federal Government  

High Distinction in the University of New South Wales International Science Competition (top Malaysian participants) 2001
Distinction in the University of New South Wales International English Competition 2001, 2000
Distinction in Westpac Australian Mathematics Competition 2003
Winner of the Business Educators of Western Australia Year 11 Accounting Competition
First runner-up of the Business Educators of Western Australia Year 12 Accounting Competition
Scholarship to attend the Australian Business Week Program (2003), where my company won awards for the best result in the video advertisement, trade display and oral report. 

University of Melbourne Commerce Whitlam Scholarship (for the student with the highest Tertiary Entrance Rank receiving an Economics and Commerce Faculty Merit Scholarship) 2004-2008

Course: Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Arts 

Trinity College Academic Excellence Award and Helen Secton Prize (for H1 grade average across first and second semester) 2004
Trinity College Berthon Scholarship (for academic merit) 2005 

Non-academic achievement:

Methodist Ladies College Citizenship Award for outstanding citizenship qualities (2002)
Methodist Ladies College Senior House Colour for participation in house activities (2003)
Winner of the Seri Cahaya and Seri Suria public-speaking competition (2000 and 2001)
First runner-up in the Methodist Ladies College Heather Lamont Festival Public Speaking Competition (2002)
Editor of the School Magazine (2001)
Deputy Head Prefect (2001) 

Career Ambition: to be a happy investment banker 

Hobbies: 

traveling to exotic countries like China, Myanmar, Iraq and hopefully Afghanistan and Argentina in the future
Reading about people and cultures
Spending quality time with family and close friends
Playing the piano and tennis 

Life Ambition:             

Family level
to be able to grow old with grace and health to appreciate the perfections and imperfections of my family members 

Community level
To be a regular contributor of my time, company, effort and money to whoever needs support or assistance. To be remembered for it is always an added bonus.                                    

International Level
To be able to make a difference, materially, psychologically or spiritually, in the lives of at least five children in another part of the world.

Hope & wishes:                                

For children of Malaysia
that they may appreciate the origins, traditions and cultures of not just their own race but that of others. This is, I believe, what it takes to be a true Malaysian.  

For children of the world
Laugh for God loves you and is watching.

For the world at large
May we remember that our similarities bind us more than our differences.