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MGM Sponsors “Macau Outstanding Teenagers Award” for 6 Consecutive Editions
Nurture Macau’s Youth with Positive Attitude and Nationalism
Winners of the 6th edition of the “Macau Outstanding Teenagers Award” took a group photo with the awarding guests.

MGM has always endeavored to cultivate young generations in Macau, by offering various learning opportunities to help local youth develop and unleash their potential. MGM has supported the “Macau Outstanding Teenagers Award”, organized by the Young Men’s Christian Association of Macau (YMCA of Macau), for the sixth consecutive editions. All along, both parties have joined hands to foster the development of Macau’s youth, with MGM delegating management members as judges of the competition and proactively participating in related training and community activities. This year, MGM pushes ahead with a set of learning initiatives designed for young candidates to widen their horizons, including an educative trip into the Greater Bay Area, opportunities to deliver speeches at schools, an exchange tour in Shanghai, and more.


The Award Presentation Ceremony of the 6th edition of the “Macau Outstanding Teenagers Award” was held earlier last Saturday on February 24 at the Ballroom of MGM COTAI. During the event, Kuan Sok Leng, General Secretary of YMCA of Macau said that it’s equally important for young people to pursue their dreams and cherish the support and company offered by people around along the path. She wishes that this year’s Outstanding Teenagers may continue to seize personal growth, contribute to the Nation, and become a role model for other youngsters and society as a whole.  


This year’s competition focuses on cultivating young people with hands-on experience in community service and nationalism. As such, YMCA of Macau collaborated with several local associations to co-create a charity short film named “Striding into Dreams” and invite professional tutors of the Macau Speaker Association to equip shortlisted candidates with public-speaking skills. The Guangdong Office of the General Union of Neighbourhood Associations of Macao also held a dedicated national education symposium for finalists to better grasp the development of the Greater Bay Area, intending to deepen their sense of nationalism. Besides, YMCA of Macau arranged a series of themed training programs and Hengqin trip for the 88 finalists. Meanwhile, MGM Golden Lion Volunteer Team, together with shortlisted candidates, jointly conducted community visits and gave away cookies that were handmade and packaged by teenagers through the professional guidance of the MGM chefs – to spread care and love within society.


This edition’s judging panel is comprised of 31 professionals from various industries. After rounds of selections, the panel identified a total of 10 Outstanding Teenagers and 5 Outstanding Performance award winners – based on three key aspects, namely “Personal Achievements,” “Personal Endeavors” and “Involvement in the Community.” The 10 Macau Outstanding Teenagers are: Xu Ziheng, Chan Weng Ian, Guo Ana, Tong Ngo Laam, Cheung Ut Leng, Cheong Chi Hun, Leong Chi Io, Chang Chi Lok, Lao U Cheng and Dai An Qi; while the 5 Outstanding Performance award winners go to: Ng Hang Chi, Ho Ian Wa, Dias Florinda, Ho Keng In and Lin YuXiang.


The Award Presentation Ceremony was attended by a line-up of guests, including Sun Zhijun, Director of the Social Work Department of Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in Macao SAR; Hoi Va Pou, Deputy Director of the Social Welfare Bureau of Macao SAR; Cheong Man Fai, Head of the Department of Youth of the Education and Youth Development Bureau; Loi Chi Pang, Head of the Department of Public Library Management of the Cultural Affairs Bureau; Wendy Yu, Executive Vice President of Human Resources of MGM; Ung Wai Keong, President of YMCA of Macau and Kuan Sok Leng, General Secretary of YMCA of Macau; and Wan Lap Man, Executive Director of Hong Kong Playground Association – along with groups of judges, as well as representatives of supporting units, local associations and educational institutions. All participants came together to witness the heart-warming moments when outstanding teenagers received recognition and encouragement.


An oath-taking ceremony also took place on-site, where award-winning teenagers took the oath: “Devoted to taking responsibilities to serve the community and give back to society” – under the witness of Wendy Yu, Executive Vice President of Human Resources of MGM, Kuan Sok Leng, General Secretary of YMCA of Macau, and Tan Chih Wei, the former Outstanding Teenager. Afterwards, 4 winning youngsters shared their inspiring stories to young audiences on how they overcame challenges in life to attain their dreams.




About MGM


MGM is an abbreviation for MGM China Holdings Limited (HKEx: 2282) and is a leading developer, owner and operator of gaming and lodging resorts in the Greater China region. We are the holding company of MGM Grand Paradise, SA which holds one of the six gaming concessions to run casino games in Macau. MGM Grand Paradise, SA owns and operates MGM MACAU, the award-winning premium integrated resort located on the Macau Peninsula and MGM COTAI, a contemporary luxury integrated resort in Cotai, which opened in early 2018 and more than doubles our presence in Macau. 


MGM MACAU is a Forbes Five-Star luxury integrated resort inspired by the arts with every element of the resort infused with creativity and style. MGM MACAU has approximately 600 guest rooms and suites and boasts a number of distinguishing features, including the architecturally stunning European-inspired Grande Praça, housed under a soaring glass ceiling. MGM MACAU’s world class facilities include the MGM Art Space, dedicating over 5,000 square feet to display authentic works of art, conference and event facilities, spa, and seven signature restaurants and bars to fulfill any gastronomic craving. Our property is conveniently located on the Macau Peninsula and is directly connected to the luxury retail shopping complex, One Central.


MGM COTAI is the latest integrated resort of MGM in China. Designed as the “jewelry box” of Cotai, it offers approximately 1,400 hotel rooms and suites, Asia’s first dynamic theater, meeting space, high end spa, retail offerings and food and beverage outlets as well as the first international Mansion at MGM for the ultimate luxury experience. The Spectacle at MGM COTAI becomes the record holder of the largest free-span gridshell glazed roof (self-supporting) on January 19, 2019, making it the first architectural and structural GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for Macau, China. MGM COTAI is being developed to drive greater product diversification and bring more advanced and innovative forms of entertainment to Macau as it grows as a global tourist destination. MGM COTAI is the only mega complex and hotel in Macau to gain three-star certification in both Green Building Design and Operation Label, as well as the first hotel in the Greater Bay Area and second in Greater China to receive the certifications.


MGM China is majority owned by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, ARIA, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and Park MGM. For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company's website at


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