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Chan Clinches Eight Awards

Aspiring chemical engineer Michele Chan was all smiles yesterday after scooping eight awards at the Swami Vivekananda College (SVC) annual prizegiving and Year 13 convocation ceremony. These were held at
16 Nov 2016 11:00
Chan Clinches Eight Awards
Mother Guan Wen Ting, Dad Shi Shan Chan, Best Science student Michel Chan, Sister Jessica Chan and ter - Annabelle Chan at Swami Vivekananda College prize giving ceremony in Malolo, Nadi yesterday. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

Aspiring chemical engineer Michele Chan was all smiles yesterday after scooping eight awards at the Swami Vivekananda College (SVC) annual prizegiving and Year 13 convocation ceremony. These were held at the school’s auditorium in Malolo, Nadi.

The final year SVC student was relieved as all her hard work had finally paid off.

“I feel happy because this is finally my last year and all my hard work has been paid off,” she said.

“It is all the effort of the teachers in Fiji and I’m really thankful for them.”

Miss Chan received eight awards in total for her 2015 and 2016 achievements.

In 2015, Chan scored the highest in both Maths; 100/100 and Biology; 96/100 during the Fiji Year 12 Certificate Examination.

This year, the 18-year-old took the awards for first place in her Year 13 class, the Year 13 subject awards in Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Physics and the award for the Best Science Student.

She added that if it weren’t for her parents’ support, she would not have made it this far.

“My parents’ expectations were what kept me going and had always provided me and supported me with anything that I needed,” Miss Chan said.

“If I needed books or anything, they would give it.”

However, she added there were challenges in life that she was able to tackle through the expectations of her parents and her teachers.

“I think trying to meet up to expectations is the hardest because SVC is a really prestigious school so they set a standard that we all need to achieve,” she said.

“Also, trying to do trials and staying up till early hours of the morning were the hardest things for me.”

The young lass dreams to become a chemical engineer after pursuing her studies.

“So I am planning to take up engineering courses or anything that has to be in the science field,” she said.

Miss Chan advises all students to keep chasing their dreams, no matter how rough the road can be.

“Never give up,” she added.

“It may be tough and you will be struggling a lot, but if you persist and insist, you will be the winning party in the end.”

Edited by Caroline Ratucadra

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