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Like Father, Like Son: The Simpson Legacy Lives On

I am following in the footsteps of many great leaders who have been badged in this hall, says Mitchell Simpson.
21 Feb 2020 11:01
Like Father, Like Son: The Simpson Legacy Lives On
Suva Grammar School head boy Mitchell Simpson (middle), with proud parents Siteri and Stanley Simpson after the schools' prefects induction ceremony on February 20, 2020, in Suva. Dad Stanley was a former head boy of Suva Grammar School as well. PHOTO: Kelera Sovasiga

It was a proud family moment for newly-inducted head boy of Suva Grammar School, Mitchell Simpson, as he walked up the stage to be badged yesterday.

Twenty-five years ago, his father Stanley Simpson, walked up the same stage to do the same.

“My wife and I are very proud of Mitchell because it’s difficult to raise children in this era, but we are thankful that he has grown up to be a good young man and we are thankful to God for all his blessings,” Mr Simpson said of his son.

“It’s a wonderful day for us just seeing my eldest son badged as head boy on the same stage, same hall where I was given that same exact role 25 years ago.”

Mitchell said: “I am proud to have been chosen as head boy of this prestigious school, knowing that I am following in the footsteps of many great leaders that have been badged in this hall and have walked before me.

“I am honoured to be following in my father’s footsteps as head boy and I especially want to thank my parents for always pushing me to work hard and to raise standards wherever I go.”

He is from Rava, Nukubalavu, Savusavu.

From left: Suva Grammar School deputy head boy Patemo Nuku, head boy Mitchell Simpson, head girl Tuipolotu Vulimailaucala and deputy head girl Bulou Tokoniono at the school on February 20, 2020. Photo: Kelera Sovasiga

From left: Suva Grammar School deputy head boy Patemo Nuku, head boy Mitchell Simpson, head girl Tuipolotu Vulimailaucala and deputy head girl Bulou Tokoniono at the school on February 20, 2020.
Photo: Kelera Sovasiga

Head girl Tuipolotu Vulimailaucala said: “I see this as a great opportunity; an opportunity to inculcate values, discipline and harmony in the lives of others and a n opportunity to lead by example.”

Tuipolotu, who hails from Nauouo in Levuka, sees the induction as an action and example of making a difference during her term as head girl.

A total of 148 prefects were inducted with four deputies assisting the main heads.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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