We all smile in the same language

Michelle Chiang Man-ying (Student of Hall 10)

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Smiles, laughter, cheers and applause filled the air at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) on a Wednesday night. We may come from different races and countries; we may have different mother tongues; and we may live in different halls. Yet this night brought us all together, a great mixture of cultural diversity from around the globe. 

More than 400 student residents and guests filled Wong Cheung Lo Hui Yuet Hall at CityU on the night of 15 April for the Inter-hall Singing Contest cum Professor Edmond Ko Cup Prize Presentation 2014–2015. This year’s event marked the 10th anniversary of the Cup, a period during which student residents have been filled with hall spirit and sportsmanship, as the 12 halls become one.

The Professor Edmond Ko Cup, established in 2005 by the late Professor Edmond Ko, CityU’s former Vice-President and Dean of Students, is a signature event jointly organised by the Student Residence Office and the 12 student residence halls.  

At the contest, singers from Hong Kong, mainland China, Australia and Korea, among other countries, gave a range of performances in different styles, making for a remarkable night.

The prize presentations created a great deal of excitement as awards for aquatic, athletic, soccer, table-tennis, photography, badminton, basketball and the singing contests were handed out. There were also prizes for the Inter-hall Energy Saving Competition.

A total of nine awards for the singing contest were given out: to students from Jockey Club Humanity Hall, Alumni Civility Hall, Jockey Club Academy Hall, Lee Shau Kee Hall, Hall 10 and Hall 11.  

The most exciting moment came when Jockey Club Humanity Hall was announced as the overall champion of the Professor Edmond Ko Cup. 

The moments of victory do not only belong to the winning halls, but to all student residents who have worked hard to make the Professor Edmond Ko Cup so successful. There are a total of 12 halls, yet thanks to the Professor Edmond Ko Cup, we are one, united family. We may be different in many rich and diverse ways, but we smile in the same language.


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