Former Principal Yong-lin Zhang: After separating from Pin-Jen Comprehensive Senior-Junior High School, the Ping-Jen Senior High School (PJHS) authorities auditioned the school anthem in 2004 for the recognition as a separate entity, expecting it to be the hallmark and basis of the school. “Cheng,” “zheng,” “qin,” and “yi,” meaning “honesty,” “integrity,” “diligence,” and “perseverance,” were voted as the school motto, carrying the expectations of the students. As for the school anthem, two lyrics stood out from the rest; one was written by former secretary Wu-hsiung Tang and the other by four Chinese teachers. The latter, embedded with Chengxi, Yueyi, Luyi, Heming, the names of the four major school buildings, won the hearts of many. These calculated arrangements in the lyrics are one of the main features in the school anthem writing, displaying the features of PJHS. Jung-sheng Chen from Chung Hsing Junior High School was invited to compose the song; he delivered the elegance and vigor via the serene and dynamic melody, making the school anthem catchy.
The completion of the school motto and anthem indicates that PJHS is moving toward a new milestone. The contribution of those who have been involved in the development of PJHS is highly appreciated. The school motto and anthem are the common language for everyone in PJHS, serving as a spur to build a common understanding and steadily leading the school to a better future.
—Excerpted from PJHS Youth, June 2005.