Their determination to lead by example in the area of academic performances and extra-curricular activities was today rewarded when they both topped their class.
Kalabu Secondary School Head Boy Josefa Vuidreketi and Head Girl Sofaia Ledua both received prestigious awards during their Year 13 graduation ceremony. The Speaker of Parliament Hon. Dr Jiko Luveni was the chief guest for the event
The event was witnessed by about 200 well-wishers and students.
Among other prizes scooped, 19-year-old Josefa was awarded the Principal’s Award for being exemplary in leadership, academic performance and sporting activities to name a few while fellow colleague, Sofaia walked away with the 2018 Dux Award.
When interviewed, the duo could not hold back their excitement and shared that they were ready to achieve their life goals.
For Josefa, his aim is to join the University of the South Pacific and pursue a study that will allow him to become a Biosecurity Officer.
“I am super excited of my achievement and I attribute it to my parents who have been so supportive all the way up until today,” he said.
“High school life is now over and it’s time to concentrate on my tertiary studies. I hope to one day become a successful person and to support my family.”
For Sofaia, her tertiary studies is an important aspect of her career path.
“I want to become a Doctor and this achievement is a clear indication for me to seriously concentrate on my studies,” she said.
“I thank my parents for always supporting me and the school for its academic upbringing which I am a living testament.”
Meanwhile, Hon. Dr Luveni said the event was a celebration of achievement and success.
“This is a recognition of targets set and goals achieved and I am immensely proud of you all. I am struck by confident, self-assured young people who graduate every year from school,” she said.
“Through the hard work and dedication to the importance of education, we have academic celebrities who have been rewarded today for their high level performances achieved through dedication and a desire to excel.
“My sincere congratulations to all of you awards winners today and we are all proud of you.”