PROMISING: Chu Yoong Wee has set a record at SMK St Paul in Seremban.
This 19-year-old student has full attendance in his class register from Form One until Upper Six.
His school has awarded him seven full attendance certificates from 2006 to 2012. He walks to school since his home is only 200m away.
Chu keeps himself healthy by working out at Gimnasium Rakyat in Rahang Square and lifting weights at home. He has five to eight hours of sleep a day and avoids spicy as well as oily food.
The only child in his family has played badminton in school for the past five years.
The humble student, who hopes to become a doctor, became a member of St John Ambulance Brigade seven years ago.
A good student, he attributes his success to studying between five and eight hours a day.
In addition, during the school holidays he joined his study group in the state library five times a week to prepare for his Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia.
To relieve stress, he listens to pop music and English songs in between studies.
He was president of his school library in 2011 and vice-president of the Chinese Language Society from 2010 to 2011.
At SMK St Paul, Chu was the upper secondary school calligraphy competition champion in 2010 and runner-up in 2012.
His paternal grandmother Lim Yoke Lan has instilled a strong belief in Buddhism and family values into him.
His father Chu Chee Voon and mother Chong Yew Ling always remind him to be a responsible child and never pressured him to do well in his studies.
He scored two As in Ujian Penilaian Sekolah Rendah, five As in Penilaian Menengah Rendah and seven As in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia.
Chu says: "My aim as a student is to improve my examination grades.
"I want to study medicine because I love to observe living things and nature from young."