Raneesha Ends Primary Years On A High Note
High achiever continues to make parents proud.
For the past seven years Raneesha Chandra has won a prize for coming first in the examinations.
This year, the Year 8 student of Sigatoka Methodist Primary School was overjoyed when she was named school Dux. This was her dream come true. “Thank you God. I am so lucky to have my dream come true and make my parents proud,” were the words of Raneesha. “I thank my mum and dad for always being there for me and providing me with all the needs for my studies. “I would also like to thank all my teachers that have taught me during the years, especially my Year Eight teacher who have all guided and encouraged me to in achieving my goals.” Raneesha scooped six other awards with trophies and certificates namely – first in class, highest mark in maths, highest mark in English, highest mark in school for Year Seven exam 2015, best 2016 senior orator, and the 2016 Dux award. A week earlier she was presented with a certificate of excellence award and medal by the Fiji Mathematics Association for excellent performance in Year 7 category for 2015. She had also scored the highest mark in the 2016 Fiji Eight Year Examination in the school, with a 100/100 in basic science and 98/100 in maths. Raneesha’s parents, Rakesh and Rukshana Chandra, are senior managers at the Tappoo Group’s head office in Sigatoka and despite their busy work schedules, both have been highly commended by the teachers of Sigatoka Methodist Primary for the support and cooperation provided towards Raneesha’s studies during the last eight years. “We are blessed to have such a bright and hardworking daughter Raneesha in our life,” said Mr Chandra. “With competition being tough at school, her achievement wasn’t automatic but through her hard work and dedication all the year round where she brushed aside movies, TV programmes, and other leisure activities for her revisions.” Raneesha’s grandparents also arrived from Ba to see her finish off her primary school days on a high note. Edited by Naisa Koroi
Raneesha Chandra with her parents Rakesh and Rukshana.