Ava­iata Makes Dad Proud

Now he wants to fol­low foot­steps, be­come doc­tor too.

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Ra­di­ol­o­gist Dr Ava­iata Kete­ni­lagi was amazed with his son’s ca­pac­ity to be res­o­lute and achieve his goal he had set at the be­gin­ning of the year. “I can vividly re­mem­ber it was Jan­uary this year when my son pinned a note on his bed­room wall say­ing I will work hard to get the dux award,” Dr Kete­ni­lagi said af­ter the school prize­giv­ing. His 13-year-old son and name­sake was pre­sented the Dux award of Labasa Sangam Pri­mary School dur­ing the prize­giv­ing at the school’s hall yes­ter­day.

“Be­ing the el­dest of the four sib­lings he had al­ways led by ex­am­ple, mak­ing sure to pray ev­ery day and work with de­ter­mi­na­tion,” Dr Kete­ni­lagi said. “I am re­ally over­joyed and proud of my son who alone worked very hard and be­liev­ing in God to re­ward him for his hard­work.” Head boy Ava­iata Ju­nior scored 560 RXW RI LQ WKH )LML <HDU (LJKWK ([am­i­na­tion. “I want to be­come a doc­tor like my fa­ther and this is why I am work­ing very hard, mak­ing sure that I am a pride to my fam­ily and not be­ing trou­ble­some,” Ava­iata said. Ø, DWWULEXWH P\ VXFFHVV åUVWO\ WR *RG then fam­ily and teach­ers. “Be­cause God saw that I worked dili­gently and faith­fully and he de­liv­ered his prom­ise by re­ward­ing me with Dux award.” Ava­iata was also awarded with Best 6XEMHFW SUL]HV LQ (QJOLVK 6RFLDO 6FLence and Ver­nac­u­lar. Dr Kete­ni­lagi heads the Labasa Hos­pi­tal ra­di­ol­ogy depart­ment. Edited by Ru­si­ate Mataika

Labasa Sangam Pri­mary School Head boy and Dux, Ava­iata Kete­ni­lagi Ju­nior, with mum Fu­lori Kete­ni­lagi, and dad Dr Ava­iata Kete­ni­lagi in Labasa yes­ter­day.

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