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Katarina Scoops Dux To Make A Good Role Model

Clinching the dux of the Marist Convent School in Levuka has propelled Kata­rina Mateiwai to be a role model for her younger siblings. Being the eldest of seven, Kata­rina credited
26 Nov 2017 10:00
Katarina Scoops Dux To Make A Good Role Model
Emotional was Katarina Mateiwai after receiving the Dux Award from Head Teacher of Marist Convent School. Pictured left to Right: Joana Baleilovoni and 2017 Dux Katarina Mateiwai and Head Teacher of MCS Sr. Rosemary Simon. Photo:Manhar Vithal.

Clinching the dux of the Marist Convent School in Levuka has propelled Kata­rina Mateiwai to be a role model for her younger siblings.

Being the eldest of seven, Kata­rina credited prayers and support from her family for the achieve­ment.

“To me this is a dream come true, when hard work pays off, and of course the prayers from my family helped me to get through all this,” Katarina said after the prizegiving on Thursday.

Katarina dedicated her achieve­ment to her grandmother Luisa Prasad who had been a pillar of strength throughout her academic life.

She is from Vatulele, Nadroga. Her parents work in Nadi.

“Not forgetting my maternal grandmother Mrs Violet Ponting and grandfather Mr Ralph Ponting who live in Australia, for their sup­port,” she said.

“I also want to dedicate this pres­tigious award to my paternal grand­parents who both left us a year ago – Tai Alumita and Tai Taniela (Snr).”

Katarina thanked all the Marist Convent ex-scholars in Fiji and abroad for their support for the 125th anniversary celebration at the school last week.

She took the Best Subject prize for Healthy Living and the First Place prize in her class.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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