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Twins Pay Tribute To Grandmother

McGoon twins Claire and Samantha dedicated their cadet graduation yesterday to their grandmother. The girls missed her. But she would have been proud to see them. Claire and Samantha attributed
26 Jun 2015 10:53
Twins Pay Tribute To Grandmother
Twins Samantha and Claire McGoon (with batons), leading the inspection during the Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna Memorial School cadet passing-out parade at Nabua yesterday. Photo: Jona Konataci

McGoon twins Claire and Samantha dedicated their cadet graduation yesterday to their grandmother.

The girls missed her. But she would have been proud to see them.

Claire and Samantha attributed their progress so far to Lavenia Ravuso. She is 70 and too weak to travel to attend the parade. She sent her daughter Maraia to attend on her behalf. The 15-year-olds are pleased with their achievements.

Their aunty, Maraia, said the girls hardly knew their mum, a single mum, who died when they were only three-years-old. She said: “My mum Lavenia Ravuso took care of the girls when they were little and she would try and provide them with everything they wanted.”

Claire said she wished her grandmother was there to see them during the parade.

“We were 3-years-old when our mum passed away and our grandmother brought us up,” she said.

“Our grandmother took care of us back in Vagadaci before we came in to Suva,” said Claire. “We are really happy to be able to share this special achievement together as sisters and as school mates.”

Samantha said they could not have been here if it wasn’t for the love of their grandmother and the whole family. “Our grandmother deserves to be recognised for our achievement today (yesterday) because she was always with us when we needed her,” she said.

“She is 70 years old but she is still strong enough to discipline us,” said Samantha.

“This cadet has really motivated us to become good leaders in the future and we will strive for excellence and maintain the good teachings that were instilled in us during the training.”

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