Chelsea Ann Sim Shu Zhen has added another accolade to her long list of awards.
She was named Meridian Junior College Sportswoman of the Year 2014 and received the award on 19 July 2014.
Her citation reads as follows.
“As a member of the national taekwondo squad. Chelsea has shown immense grit in staying committed to rigorous training sessions and the demands of the ‘A; Level curriculum. Chelsea’s sporting achievements as a member of the college and national teams are awe-inspiring. She is a most deserving recipient of this award as she has done both the nation and college proud while also displaying enthusiasm towards her studies and doing well for the ‘A’ Level examination.
In 2012 and 2013, Chelsea represented the college in the National ‘A’ Divison Championships, Nanyang Technological University Open Championships and National Poomsae Championships, defending her title as National Champion for all her individual events. In April 2012, she represented Singapore in the Asian Junior Taekwondo Championships in Vietnam coming in 10th position for her individual event and seventh for her pair event.
In the 11th Asean Taekwondo Championships 2013, Chelsea represented Singapore and despite being the youngest competitor in her category, emerged champion. She earned a silver forthe individual poomsae in the 27th SEA Games in 2013. In the Chuncheon Korea Open 2013, Chelsea came in eighth in her pair event.
For her achievements, Chelsea was awarded the National Colours Award and EAGLES Award in 2012 and 2013. Chelsea also received the Peter Lim Sports Scholarship presented by the Singapore Olympic Foundation and the Professor Tan Teck Meng Sports Scholarship. Such accolades testify to her drive for excellence and great sportsmanship.
Despite her commitment to national squad training, Chelsea mentored her co-curricular activity teammates by taking a day off her national training to help guide her teammates before the inter-school competition. She has made the most of her student life by also participating in service-learning events such as Project Festive 2013 and in college events such as the College Road Race, Colosseum and FunFestique. She has been exemplary in her attitude towards academic challenges and has also show maturity in her interactions with her classmates and teachers. Her bubbly disposition has made her a joy to be around. It is no mean feat achieving what Chelsea has attained and she has truly been outstanding.”Congratulations, Chelsea!