isted below 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.