Tegu­mailagi re­warded for go­ing ex­tra mile

Fiji Sun - - Nation - NEE­LAM PRASAD Edited by Epineri Vula Feed­back: nee­lam.prasad@fi­jisun.com.fj

For Tegu­mailagi To­gani­valu, it was all about go­ing the ex­tra mile to make sure she did well at Yat Sen Sec­ondary School. The Year 12 stu­dent picked up the sub­ject awards for His­tory and Geog­ra­phy dur­ing the school’s an­nual prize­giv­ing day.

She is the vice-pres­i­dent of the school’s stu­dent coun­cil body and believes that this role and the chal­lenges that came with it helped mould her char­ac­ter.

“I would like to study and do a Dou­ble ma­jor in Law & Diplo­macy so that in fu­ture I can work in a field where I can rep­re­sent my coun­try and help cre­ate pos­i­tive change and growth,” Tegu­mailagi said.

She ded­i­cates her achieve­ments to her fam­ily, friends and teach­ers who have with­stood the tough times with her and have pro­vided sup­port through­out her aca­demic jour­ney.

“All hon­our and praise goes to the Lord Almighty for his strength, wis­dom and knowl­edge,” she said.

“I am also grate­ful for the sup­port from my fam­ily. These awards would not have been pos­si­ble without their prayers, love and sac­ri­fice.”

Her mother, Ateca Le­dua, ex­pressed how proud she was of her daugh­ter’s ac­com­plish­ments know­ing that that these awards did not come easy.

“She re­ally did put in the hard yards and was fo­cused on her aca­demic goals and it’s paid off,” she said.

Ms Le­dua, who is a pro­vi­sional can­di­date for Fi­jiFirst, said that “at a time like this when there is equal op­por­tu­nity for stu­dents with free ed­u­ca­tion, stu­dents who work re­ally hard and go the ex­tra mile will reap the ben­e­fits and shine.”

Photo: Nee­lam Prasad

Tegu­mailagi To­gani­valu (mid­dle row/sec­ond from left), with other awardees af­ter the school’s an­nual prize­giv­ing cer­e­mony on Oc­to­ber 12, 2018.

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