NATION

Headboy Ezra Humbled By Leadership Role

Mother speechless and humbled by achievement. Xavier College headboy Ezra Pickering yesterday with­stood the scorching heat as he led close to 700 students during the school’s cadet passing-out pa­rade in
15 Jun 2018 11:00
Headboy Ezra Humbled By Leadership Role
Brigadier-General Mohammed Aziz inspects the cadet passing-out parade in Ba on June 14, 2018. Photo: Arieta Vakasukawaqa

Mother speechless and humbled by achievement.

Xavier College headboy Ezra Pickering yesterday with­stood the scorching heat as he led close to 700 students during the school’s cadet passing-out pa­rade in Ba.

The Year 13 student was the Pa­rade Commander and was also awarded the Baton of Honour.

“It is an honour to be the parade commander of our school cadet passing-out parade. To grace the ground as the parade commander is a blessing,” Ezra said.

He was proud of his fellow stu­dents. Despite the destruction of the recent cyclone he said they managed to a display an excellent parade in front of their families and friends.

The college was one of the many schools in the Western Division that was severely affected by Tropi­cal Cyclones Keni and Josie.

“Because of the tropical cyclones we didn’t have enough time to pre­pare and it was really tough for us. However, I am proud of the deter­mination, discipline and hard work displayed by the students,” Ezra said.

He also shared how he wished his late paternal grandmother, Josifini Fong, was present to witness his fi­nal role in the school’s parade.

“My grandmother died last month due to an illness and I only wished she was here to see me. For the last three years she was always here to cheer me on even though she was confined to a wheelchair,” Ezra said.

The 18-year-old aspires to become a doctor.

His mother, Alice Pickering, 40, said it was the highlight of her achievement as a parent.

“I am just speechless and humble at the same time. It’s such a happy feeling to see your child lead a pres­tigious school like Xavier College,” she added.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

Feedback: arieta.vakasukawaqa@fijisun.com.fj



Five Squares 4th Birthday


Get updates from the Fiji Sun, handpicked and delivered to your inbox.


By entering your email address you're giving us permission to send you news and offers. You can opt-out at any time.


Tower Insurance
FNPF App
Covid 19 - SPC
Fiji Sun Instagram
Subscribe-to-Newspaper