Convocation 2018

McNally Award for Excellence in the Arts

Chuan sculpture

Photo: Miniature edition of the original “Chuan” sculpture created by LASALLE’s late Founder, Brother Joseph McNally

Named after LASALLE’s founder, Brother Joseph McNally, the McNally Award for Excellence in the Arts is awarded to LASALLE’s most outstanding student of each year’s graduating cohort. It recognises an artist's role in society, academic excellence and significant contribution to the professional and social communities. The recipient of this award demonstrates significant promise as an emerging practitioner in his or her respective creative field.

Official Sponsor of the McNally Award for Excellence in the Arts

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Singapore Airlines

2018 Winner

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Michelle Ler Jin Yi

BA(Hons) Musical Theatre

Born and raised in Singapore, Michelle found her passion in music and dance at a young age. She holds an ABRSM Grade 8 certificate in piano and also plays the guitar and guzheng. An accomplished dancer, she is trained in various dance forms including Chinese dance, ballet, Broadway jazz, tap, contemporary and hip hop.

Michelle’s LASALLE credits include: Maggie Winslow in A Chorus Line, Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Olive Ostrovsky in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and Hope Cladwell in her graduation musical Urinetown. With her talent and versatility catching the attention of industry professionals, Michelle was invited to play 1st Keyboard in The Great Wall: One Woman’s Journey while still in her second year. In January 2019, she will join the Australian touring production of Grease—The Arena Experience as assistant to the Musical Director for a show with over 1,000 performers. Michelle aspires to promote Musical Theatre in Singapore, and to encourage more people to pursue their passion in theatre.

PAST WINNERS

2017

Lim Jun Rong Jerome

BA(Hons) Fashion Media & Industries

2016

Nicholas Sanjay Zavior

BA(Hons) Music

2015

Millicent Wong Tseng Wye

Diploma in Performance

2014

Thais Claude Mathilde Breton

BA(Hons) Film, First Class Honours

2013

Shamine Athena King

BA(Hons) Animation Art, First Class Honours

2012

Yuen Wen Han Marcus

BA(Hons) Design Communication, First Class Honours

2011

Chong Weixin

BA(Hons) Fine Arts, First Class Honours

Sid Lim Xian Hao

BA(Hons) Design Communication, Second Class (1st Division)

2010

Foong Hao Kai Aloysius

BA(Hons) Music (Classical Performance), First Class Honours

2009

Tan Tuan Hao

Diploma in Music

2008

Boo Junfeng

BA(Hons) Film, First Class Honours

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