Monday, June 11, 2007

Girls do school proud

Excerpt from The Star, Saturday June 9th, 2007

Apart from their excellent academic performance, the students of Sekolah Tun Fatimah, Johor Baru, also stole the limelight when the school's basketball team emerged champion in the national inter-full boarding schools' games.

Its captain, Norfarahain Ahmad Baharuddin, was also named the best player.

Hotshots: Halimah (centre) posing with the basketball team members.
The school was the champion for the Piala Toh Puan Datin Hajjah Siti Zainab when women basketball was included in the games in 1976 and had won trophy in the ensuing four years and also in 1990 and 1991.

The return of the trophy cup after a 16-year absence has definitely brought joy to everyone at the school.

Headmistress Halimah Shaaban express pride at the students' feat.

“These girls have shown strong fighting spirit.”

The basketball team received its prizes from Johor Education director Mokhy Saidon at the presentation ceremony at SM Sains here recently.

Norfarahain said she hoped to play as good as the characters in the i“Slam Dunk” cartoon series.

Although the 17-year-old said she had thought of giving up the game to concentrate on her studies, she finally stayed on and was glad she did.

In the Boys’ category, Kuala Kangsar Malay College retained the championship title for the fourth consecutive year.

The team defeated SM Sains Seremban 103-62 in the final of the Piala Tun Dato’ Haji Hamdan Sheikh Tahir.