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RKS Dux Walks To School Daily

Walking daily to attend his daily and night classes did not deter Jokini Natasiwai, 18, from scooping the Dux Award at the Ratu Kadavulevu School prizegiving ceremony in Tailevu yesterday.
26 Nov 2015 11:18
RKS Dux Walks To School Daily
RKS Dux Jokini Natasiwai celebrate his achievement with family and friends. Photo: Jona Konataci

Walking daily to attend his daily and night classes did not deter Jokini Natasiwai, 18, from scooping the Dux Award at the Ratu Kadavulevu School prizegiving ceremony in Tailevu yesterday.
The Yadua Village lad from Nadroga lived in Saiyaro Settlement, which was a 20-minute walk to the school.
“I have to walk from home to school every morning and night to attend classes; even during bad weather,” he said.
“The walking motivates and reminds me that at the end of the year I should make it worth the struggle.”
Apart from the dux award, Jokini also took out the Year 1301 first prize, top subject prizes for Mathematics, Biology, Physics, English, Chemistry, the best Science student and the highest mark in Year 12 external exam in 2014.
“The greatest challenge I faced was being far away from home; overcoming the hardships without my parents; the feeling of being homesick just makes things worse for me at times,” he said.
“I am so humbled to be given this award; today I have finally reaped the fruits of the hardships that I encountered.”
“To be a dux of an all-boy prestigious school in Fiji is a legacy and is a privilege.
“Today I give back the glory and the honor to God for giving me the strength to fight the odds and become the dux,” he said.
Meanwhile, Jokini’s family travelled by bus all the way from Nadroga to celebrate his achievements.
Jokini also thanked the management and teachers of the school.
He hopes to become a doctor in the future.

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