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Dream Pushes Mere To Overall Award

An aspiration to be a doctor has pushed Mere Karaci along during her high school years. Last Friday Mere’s hard work paid off when she was awarded the best overall
14 Oct 2018 15:39
Dream Pushes Mere To Overall Award
Mere Karaci (third from left), with her mother Akisi Karaci (left), brother Ratu Kinijioji and father Kelepi Karaci at the Raiwai Methodist Church on October 12, 2018.

An aspiration to be a doctor has pushed Mere Karaci along during her high school years.

Last Friday Mere’s hard work paid off when she was awarded the best overall student award during the prizegiving ceremony at John Wesley College.

Mere, of Nauluvatu Road, Suva, also received the subject awards for her outstanding performance in chemistry, mathematics and biology throughout the year.

The 18-year-old aspires to join medical school and is eyeing the National Toppers Scholarship to pursue higher studies next year.

She said her desire to be a doctor stemmed from the memories of seeing her grandmother in hospital when she was younger and thinking that she would provide the service better.

Mere is the third eldest of six children, which means that apart from her duties as head girl of her school she also had to attend to chores at home.

Mere said she derived strength and motivation from her father, who is a security officer at an embassy in Suva.

“He is a hardworking person and is always there for me,” she said.

Dad Kelepi Karaci said: “When I heard them calling her name I was so excited, but at the same time I had tears.”

Edited by Epineri Vula

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