More than 500 students received their scrolls during Methodist College Kuala Lumpur’s (MCKL) graduation ceremony at Dream Centre, Petaling Jaya on 27 January 2018.
Taking centre stage was Celine Lean Yew Lin, a visually impaired student who received the “Most Inspiring Student Award of 2017” for completing her A-Level with flying colours — scoring 2A*s and 2As, in addition to winning the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards for obtaining top marks in Malaysia for the AS Law Paper.
During the ceremony, Celine gave an inspiring speech that was peppered with the hardships she faced, including the difficulties of securing a place in college after SPM despite her outstanding achievements.
She also expressed her gratitude to MCKL and praised them for taking up the challenge to accommodate her, despite having no experience in teaching the blind.
Celine also took the time to thank her lecturers, the staff and students for providing a friendly and conducive environment during her studies. She illustrated how her lecturers would ingeniously explain and help her visualise drawings, graphs and charts to facilitate her studies.
She is now reaping the fruits of her labour — she has been accepted to study law at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom under a full scholarship by Yayasan Khazanah. She plans to return to Malaysia after completing her studies to advocate for human rights issues and raise awareness in regards to the blind.
Our heartiest congratulations to all graduates!