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Proud Moment For Farming Parents

Pauliasi Sirivalu made his farming parents proud yesterday. Pauliasi, 18, was awarded the Proxime Accessit (Second to the Dux) award during the Queen Victoria School prizegiving ceremony yesterday. His parents
20 Nov 2015 13:12
Proud Moment For Farming Parents
Second to Dux, Pauliasi Sirivalu (left), with fatherJames, mother Merelita and siblings William and Sikeli Sirivalu after the graduation yesterday. Photo: Rama

Pauliasi Sirivalu made his farming parents proud yesterday.

Pauliasi, 18, was awarded the Proxime Accessit (Second to the Dux) award during the Queen Victoria School prizegiving ceremony yesterday.

His parents farm at Naisaumua Village in Tailevu.

Pauliasi, who aspires to become a doctor, pays tribute to his parents for their support.

His parents, James and Merelita Sirivalu sell their produce at the Nausori Market every Saturday to support their children.

Mrs Sirivalu said they had faced financial challenges along the way but that didn’t stop them from working to pay for their children’s education.

“We are farmers but we are proud parents today,” said an emotional Mrs Sirivalu.

Pauliasi said: “I’m on cloud nine after winning all these awards. Nothing comes easy, first we have to struggle.

“I’m just happy to put a smile on my parents’ faces. They have sacrificed for me and my other siblings and they deserve to be the happiest parents today.”

Pauliasi was also awarded the Jakeway Trophy. It is given to the student who significantly is above average in scholastic work, sporting and extra- curricular activities. He also won the highest in last year’s Fiji School Leaving Certificate Examination (FSLC), the Headboy award, the Year 13 Highest in Physics, Under-18 rugby captain and the athletics captain.

More than 50 students were awarded for their academic and extra- curricular achievements.

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