Head­boy wins run­ner-up award

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his friends’ pro­pos­als to play while he was busy study­ing. “I was also a pre­fect in school and dur­ing the time I spent study­ing, I was called by the teach­ers to go and su­per­vise some­where else,” he said. “The thought of com­mit­ting sui­cide never came across my mind be­cause I al­ways had my peers come to me and in­vite me to play when­ever I break from my stud­ies, so that’s how I han­dle the pres­sure.” He plans to study for a Bach­e­lor of Medicine, Bach­e­lor of Surgery (MBBS) in the Fiji School of Medicine next year. His mo­ti­va­tion to suc­ceed comes from the long­ing to visit more with his par­ents who cur­rently re­side in their vil­lage of Vatukarasa in Tailevu. He grew up in his par­ent’s vil­lage un­til he was in Year 8 but moved to Suva with rel­a­tives to pur­sue his sec­ondary school ed­u­ca­tion. Edited by Ru­si­ate Mataika

From left: Ratu Sukuna Memo­rial School 2016 DUX Vani Nakete with Min­istry of Itaukei Af­fairs Deputy Per­ma­nent Sec­re­tary Apakuki Ku­rusiga and prox­ime award re­cip­i­ent Ru­si­ate Se­d­uadua.

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