Dux’s In­spi­ra­tion Comes From Daily De­vo­tion

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For­mer school teacher Aboro­sio Biligi bowed in prayer at his Raki­raki home af­ter hear­ing of the Dux award pre­sented to his name­sake and youngest son.

Aborosi, 17, also snatched the Year 13 sub­ject prize in Physics, Fiji Year 12 Cer­tifi­cate Ex­am­i­na­tion 2015 and Best All Rounder awards dur­ing the St John’s Col­lege prize­giv­ing in Cawaci, Ovalau. His wheel­chair bound fa­ther was nat­u­rally elated. His mother, Mil­i­akere Biligi, who is in the United States of Amer­ica called her hus­band on Tues­day to re­lay the good news.

All the Biligi sib­lings (five boys and four girls) at­tended St John’s Col­lege. Mr Biligi was adamant that his youngest son also at­tend the school. Even af­ter Trop­i­cal Cy­clone Win­ston struck the is­land, he told his son to con­tinue his stud­ies at the school. This week­end, young Aboro­sio will meet his dad and fam­ily to cel­e­brate his achieve­ments in Raki­raki. Like any young teenager, Aboro­sio has many dreams. At one time he wanted to be the per­son sit­ting be­hind the cock­pit of an aero­plane. But he has al­lowed him­self other op­tions like be­com­ing an air­craft en­gi­neer.

Aboro­sio’s in­spi­ra­tion comes from the daily cel­e­bra­tion of mass at the school. “I fol­low the school pro­gramme and I study hard, but one of the things that kept me go­ing was cel­e­brat­ing mass ev­ery day.”

Aboro­sio’s role model is St Johns Col­lege prin­ci­pal, Fa­ther Ekuasi Manu. “He has taught me a lot of things dur­ing my ed­u­ca­tion in Cawaci.” To young peo­ple, his ad­vice is: “First be­lieve in your­self that you can do what­ever you set your mind to do in life. Be­lieve and place your trust in God.

“If you can con­ceive it then you can achieve it.” Edited by Caroline Ratu­cadra

Prin­ci­pal Fa­ther Ekuasi Manu with Aboro­sio Wil­liam Vilin­isi Biligi.

Sportswoman Eileen Cika­matana re­ceives her award from chief guest Bernard James McKenna.

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