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Johannah Fulfils Promise

Proud mother Haemaria Taito flew in from Australia on Monday to attend her daughter’s prizegiving ceremony. Ms Taito’s daughter, Johannah Taito, was named 2014 dux of Ballantine Memorial School yesterday.
26 Nov 2014 07:53
Johannah Fulfils Promise
Haemaria Taito (left), with her daughter dux Johannah and son Petaie Taito at the Ballantine Memorial School’s prizegiving ceremony yesterday. Photo: Zafiya Shamim

Proud mother Haemaria Taito flew in from Australia on Monday to attend her daughter’s prizegiving ceremony.

Ms Taito’s daughter, Johannah Taito, was named 2014 dux of Ballantine Memorial School yesterday. On top of that she scooped the Shield of Excellence award and the best subject prizes in History and Geography.

“I made a promise to my mother that I will become the dux and try my best to get other awards and I’m so happy that I did it,” Johannah said.

The 18-year-old said she wanted to study hard and make her mother proud. Ms Taito said she was a single mother and was overjoyed that her daughter had fulfilled her promise.

“I’m currently doing my Masters in Nursing in Australia and I visit my children four times in a year,” Ms Taito said.

She said living away from Johannah and her brother Petaie was not easy but she knew that her children understood the importance of education.

“Johannah wants to study law in Australia and she has my full support.”

Ms Taito said every parent must understand that if children receive all the love and support they could get then they could conquer anything they wanted even if they were living far away.

“I would like to thank my teachers and friends who have always been there for me and encouraging me to do better,” Johannah said.

zafiya.shamim@fijisun.com.fj

 



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