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Top RSMS Cadet Wants To be An Army Officer

Top RSMS Cadet Wants To be An Army Officer
Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna Memorial School headboy and Baton of Honor recipient, Brian Rupeni with parents Anare Seru and Anaseini Rakoloma on July 07, 2017. Photo: Ronald Kumar
July 08
17:49 2017

Ratu Sukuna Memorial School’s top cadet wants to be an army officer after high school.

Brian Rupeni, 17, the headboy, was awarded the Baton of Honour during the RSMS passing-out parade yesterday.

Brian thanked God for leading and showing him the way on what he had achieved.

The Nawaisomo lad from Naitasiri said he believed he “has what it takes” to have a career in the Republic of Fiji Military Forces.

“I always dream that one day I will join the military as one of the officers,” he said.

He said he was motivated to join the military and serve his country.

He adds that joining the military would offer invaluable experiences and skills.

“But I just need to have the right attitude.”

He said being part of the cadet for the past three years taught him a lot to be a disciplined person.

“Being a cadet taught me to be a good leader of tomorrow in whatever field I will join.”

“Being a head boy of the school is a huge responsibility. But I would not be able to do it without the help of the prefects.”

He says he would miss RSMS because this is his last year.

“I will never forget this day and this year, where the whole school chose me to be the school head boy, and also being awarded the Baton of Honour,” said Rupeni.

As the eldest of the five siblings, Rupeni wants to get a job soon and help his parents who are struggling back in the village with his four other siblings.

Rupeni thanked the instructors from the RFMF for training them. He also thanked the RSMS teachers for all they had taught him in the past years.

Lastly he thanked his parents for the struggle and for teaching him good moral values.

His father, Anare Seru, 49, said they were not expecting that their son would have gone this far.

“We came from the village this morning, just to witness our son’s passing-out parade,” he said.

He said they would support their son’s  career goal.

“He is a hardworking boy.

Edited by Karalaini Waqanidrola




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