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Mereoni, Emmanuel Thankful For School’s Confidence In Them

Emmanuel Narayan and Mereoni Waqa were surprised to be elected as the headboy and headgirl of Labasa Sangam (SKM) College yesterday. The college, over the years, have practiced an electoral
10 Feb 2017 11:50
Mereoni, Emmanuel Thankful For School’s Confidence In Them
Labasa Sangam (SKM) College headboy Emmanuel Narayan and headgirl Mereoni Waqa after the prefect induction. Photo:SHRATIKA NAIDU

Emmanuel Narayan and Mereoni Waqa were surprised to be elected as the headboy and headgirl of Labasa Sangam (SKM) College yesterday.

The college, over the years, have practiced an electoral system where students and teachers are given the opportunity to vote for the headgirl and headboy after a week-long campaign.

The school, from Year 9 to 13 has a student roll of 730 and 52 teachers.

After the prefect induction of 65, Ms Waqa said she was very happy to have received the highest votes which gave her the opportunity to lead as the headgirl.

“My guardian who is my father’s sister and a Labasa Police Prosecutor, Selai Qolitabua, would be very proud of me,” the 18-year-old said.

Ms Waqa is the second eldest of five siblings and originally hails from Dreketi in the Province of Macuata. She said during her campaign, she shared with students her honest thoughts and feelings without any intention to manipulate them.

“My aim is to work together with the student council and lift the standard of the school to another level,” said the aspiring neurologist.

“Our school has been known for many good achievements and I want it to be known as the best school in Vanua Levu.”

Meanwhile, Emmanuel of Bulileka, Labasa said he attributes his success to his two sisters who have been financially supporting his education for so many years.

“Both sisters are secondary school teachers and they have been guiding me how to study so that I can fulfill my parents’ expectations,” the 17-year-old aspiring doctor said.

“I thank the Lord for blessing me with supportive family and wonderful teachers who have been always available to assist me so that I can be what I want in life and this headboy induction is one of those blessings.”

The chief guest, Officer In-charge of Labasa Sukunivalu Army Barrack, Major Penasio Mamau, told the students that unity was the tool of success.

“Write your destiny and make your own future,” Major Mamau said.

“Do not give up and put your best effort into everything you do.”



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