On Tuesday 16 December, West Island School welcomed back potential Hong Kong Olympic Swimmer and Stanford University graduate, Geoffrey Cheah. Cheah previously won a sports scholarship to Stanford for his swimming, and visited WIS to share his experience as a student athlete at Stanford. He offered advice on how to show passion in a college essay, and outlined how to apply for a sports scholarship. Geoffrey lauded the opportunities for student athletes and described the diversity of students at Stanford. He described life at Stanford life as “busy and exciting”.
We were inspired by his constant determination and passion, and hearing his story motivated me to work harder and strive for my goals.
Cheah’s advice for applicants to Stanford University? “Be simple. Be passionate. Show them who you are.”
Zarah Tesfai S3NM
Later on in the day, Cheah ran a swim clinic for eager swimmers. Cheah taught various skills, and using his expertise was able to assist attendees with their swimming questions and concerns.
We want to thank Geoffrey for coming down and giving WIS students a great overview of his life as a university student, the importance of being a WIS Alumni and displaying his keen swimming skills.