THE SCHOOL HONOUR BOARD


isted here by year (1923 - 1929), are the individuals who have epitomized a particular academic year through their excellence in the various school endeavours. Most of these names are extracted from the school magazine, The Victorian, which was only published from 1923 onwards, and from the existing honour boards mounted in the school hall. Some of the boards are missing or not updated at all since the 1950's. Negligence, omissions and generally poor record keeping in The Victorian have also resulted in some unfortunate gaps in the records; so some names may never ever be known.

Victor Ludorum is the Latin term for Champion Athlete.

The Treacher Scholarship, founded in 1894 in honour of Sir William Hood Treacher, was awarded to the boy who stood highest in the Form Four examination.

The Nugent Walsh Scholarship, founded in 1909, in memorial to the late Mr Nugent Walsh of Kuala Lumpur, was awarded to the boy who stood second in the Form Four examination.

The Rodger Scholarship was founded in 1895 by Sir Pickersgill Rodger. Before the war, a gold medal was awarded to the boy who stood highest in the School Certificate (Form Five) class. After the war, a book prize was given.

The Lewis Scholarship, founded in 1958 by the then V.I. Headmaster, Dr. G. E. D. Lewis, was awarded to the pupil who stood highest in the Higher School Certificate (Upper Six) examination.

The Queen's Scholarships were instituted in the Straits Settlements in 1885 and were named after Queen Victoria. They were introduced to the Federated Malay States in 1900, discontinued in 1911 and restored in 1931. Until the rules were changed in 1941 to exclude secondary school candidates, 5 Victorians managed to garner Queen's Scholarships between 1933 and 1940. Their names have never been inscribed on any honour board in the school and are now included, with great pride and for the first time, in this list.

The names of the Treacher, Rodger and Nugent Walsh scholars of the earlier years are extracted from the Honour Boards in the School Hall, from A Brief History of the V.I. by R. Suntharalingam and from the 1946 and 1954 issues of The Victorian. It must be pointed out that in all these sources the Treacher Scholars were tagged by the year after they had taken the exam. This practice continued until the early nineteen thirties. However, in these same sources, the Rodger Scholars and Nugent Walsh Scholars were tagged by the year they actually took their exams, leading to some inconsistencies like, for example, Wong Ah Fatt being both the Treacher and Rodger Scholar of 1925, and several others. To maintain consistency here, we have adjusted the Treacher Scholar years so that all Scholars' names correspond to the year they actually took their exams.

There were also many outrageous mistakes in the lists of the nineteen thirties Treacher Scholars as published in The Victorian - names being misspelt, missed out or even transposed. They are finally corrected here, as best as we can. The name of a Nugent Walsh Scholar, Ng Boon Sneh, which had never been printed before in any list, is included for the first time.

Finally, it must be pointed out that, erroneous as it may seem in the list that follows, Lim Sian Lok was indeed Rodger Scholar twice, in 1938 and 1939.


1923
Headmaster: Mr R. J. H. Sidney
School Captain: Othman bin Mohamed
Victor Ludorum: Loke Meng
Badminton Captain: Chua Chong Kwee
Cricket Captain: B. S. Gill
Football Captain: Mohamed Tamby
Tennis Captain: Victor Chan
VICC Drum Major: Choong Wan Chan
Rodger Scholar: Sapuran Singh
Treacher Scholar: Yoong Khee Meng
Nugent Walsh Scholar: C. J. Manuel

1924
Headmaster: Mr. R. J. H. Sidney
School Captain: Othman bin Mohamed
Leong Ah Tee
Victor Ludorum: Loke Meng
Badminton Captain: Chua Chong Kwee
Cricket Captain: D. M. Vanderholt
Football Captain: Mohamed Tamby
Hockey Captain: B. S. Gill
VICC Drum Major: Choong Wan Chan
Rodger Scholar: Yoong Khee Meng
Treacher Scholar: Wong Ah Fatt
Nugent Walsh Scholar: Chong Mun Loy

1925
Headmaster: Mr. R. J. H. Sidney
School Captain: Leong Ah Tee
V. C. G. Yzelman
Victor Ludorum: Lim Thye Hee
Badminton Captain: V. C. G. Yzelman
Cricket Captain: Kwok Kin Keng
Football Captain: Mohamed Tamby
Hockey Captain: Keher Singh
VICC Drum Major: Choong Wan Chan
Rodger Scholar: Wong Ah Fatt
Treacher Scholar: A. Arulanandam
Nugent Walsh Scholar: Lehna Singh

1926
Headmaster: Mr. R. J. H. Sidney
Mr. G. C. Davies
School Captain: Kwok Kin Keng
Victor Ludorum: Lim Thye Hee
Badminton Captain: Lim Quee Seun
Cricket Captain: Kwok Kin Keng
Football Captain: Kwok Kin Keng
Hockey Captain: Keher Singh
VICC Drum Major: Choong Wan Chan
Rodger Scholar: A. Arulanandam
Treacher Scholar: Mok Yuen Hon
Nugent Walsh Scholar: Lau Sow Yee

1927
Headmaster: Mr. G. C. Davies
School Captain: Ho Kim Meng
Tan Khiam Chin
Victor Ludorum: Loke Yaik Quai
Badminton Captain: Lim Quee Seun
Cricket Captain: Lall Singh
Football Captain: Mahluddin bin A. Rahman
Hockey Captain: Cyril Grenier
VICC Drum Major: Abdul Murad bin Mohamed
Rodger Scholar: Lau Sow Yee
Treacher Scholar: Yoong Khee Hong
Nugent Walsh Scholar: Ow-Yang Hong Chiew

1928
Headmaster: Mr. G. C. Davies
School Captain: Cyril Grenier
Victor Ludorum: J.A. Eberwein
Badminton Captain: Wong Kon Faun
Cricket Captain: Lall Singh
Football Captain: Mahluddin bin A. Rahman
Hockey Captain: Cyril Grenier
VICC Drum Major: Abdul Murad bin Mohamed
Rodger Scholar: Ow-Yang Hong Chiew
Treacher Scholar: Mohd. Din bin Ahmad
Nugent Walsh Scholar: V. R. Arulanandam

1929
Headmaster: Mr. G. C. Davies
Mr. R. F. Gunn
Mr. F. L. Shaw
School Captain: Cyril Grenier
Sulaiman bin H.M. Yassin
Mahluddin bin A. Rahman
Victor Ludorum: Lee Yew Pooi
Badminton Captain: Wong Chow Kwai
Cricket Captain: Cyril Grenier
E. A G. Yzelman
Football Captain: Mahluddin bin A. Rahman
Hockey Captain: G. E. Pavee
VICC Drum Major: T. Bain
Rodger Scholar: Law Chin Tang
Treacher Scholar: A. Perumynar
Nugent Walsh Scholar: Tharam Singh

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