Emaliana makes Orang Asli community proud with 4As in STPM
TAPAH: For Emaliana a/p Bah Ali, the journey to school every morning was an ordeal and she was frequently late but the hardwork was worth it to fill her hunger for knowledge.
Today, Emaliana made history as the first Orang Asli in Perak to obtain excellent results in the 2012 Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM).
The student of Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Buyong Adil here scored a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.75 when she obtained A for Business Studies and A- for three other subjects namely General Paper, Geography as well as Economics.
"My school was about 23 kilometres from my house and I travel by car with my sister who is a teacher at Sekolah Kebangsaan Satu (in Tapah) to get to school but whenever she goes for a course, I have to take the bus.
"The bus service only starts operations at 6.45am, and I would be late for school but luckily my teacher understood my predicament," she said when met at her house in Kampung Batu 14 1/2, Jalan Pahang here today.
She said she studied like other students and depended heavily on the lessons in school.
"For me, my recipe for success was to focus on school lessons, willing to ask questions, share knowledge, respect for teachers and friends, praying hard and appreciating my parents's sacrifice," she said.
Emaliana, the sixth of seven siblings, hopes to become a teacher to serve the Orang Asli community. -- Bernama
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