QVS High Achiever Wants To Be Air­craft En­gi­neer

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Queen Vic­to­ria School stu­dent Jope Dave­tani­valu says he wants to be­come an air­craft en­gi­neer. He clinched an out­stand­ing award in Ap­plied Tech­nol­ogy dur­ing the Ratu Sukuna Memo­rial School’s Awards Cer­e­mony. Jope was one of many QVS stu­dents who had been re­lo­cated to a dif­fer­ent school af­ter Trop­i­cal Cy­clone Win­ston left the school com­pletely ru­ined in Fe­bru­ary. “Although my par­ents are not here to­day, I still feel proud of my award and ded­i­cate it to them,” he said. Jope said he was de­ter­mined to make his par­ents proud, which had pushed him to study hard. Although he adapted to the new school sys­tem, he says that he greatly missed his old school and is ea­ger to re­turn.

“The big­gest chal­lenge I faced was try­ing to min­gle with the teach­ers be­cause they were very strict and I also found it dif­fi­cult to come to school on time from my home in Caubati,” he said. Jope said he was pas­sion­ate about his stud­ies and he stud­ied about two hours af­ter com­ing home from school.

The young achiever is orig­i­nally from Naitasiri. Edited by Ru­si­ate Mataika

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