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Vakamoce, Lal Top Essay Writing

Twenty-eight students from schools across Fiji took part in an essay writing competition in Suva yesterday. This competition was organised by the New Zealand High Commission and the Fiji Association
02 Aug 2015 10:12
Vakamoce, Lal Top Essay Writing
Sunia Vakamoce (left), and Rohitesh Lal with their awards.

Twenty-eight students from schools across Fiji took part in an essay writing competition in Suva yesterday.

This competition was organised by the New Zealand High Commission and the Fiji Association in Auckland (Inc).

The competition is seven years old and has attracted 400 entries from 83 secondary schools.

The topic this year is ‘How trade and economic links between Fiji and New Zealand can be further strengthened’ and ‘Celebrating Fiji’s cultural diversity at school and beyond.’

Sunia Vakamoce of Kadavu Provincial High School, Kadavu, and Rohitesh Lal from All Saints Secondary School, Labasa, shared the best all around prize.

The judges were Lady June Hillary of New Zealand and  Satendra Singh of the Fiji Association in Auckland (Inc).

Lady Hillary is the wife of the late Sir Edmund Hillary of Mt Everest fame.

Mr Singh piled praises on the performance of participants.

“The topics obviously appealed to writers,” Mr Singh said.

“Selecting the winners was a daunting task. We enjoyed reading interesting accounts of improving trading links between Fiji and New Zealand, as well as the celebration of cultural diversity in Fiji.”

Following the prizegiving ceremony, representatives from the New Zealand High Commission and Fiji Association in Auckland (Inc) will visit schools to meet the participants and their teachers, present Certificates of Appreciation, and donate library books to participants.

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