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Dux Solomone Wins it For Struggling Parents

Solomone Bogidrau aims to bring about a better life for his struggling parents after he was named dux of South Taveu­ni Secondary School on Friday. “My father, a yaqona and
18 Nov 2018 11:24
Dux Solomone Wins it For Struggling Parents
Chief guest Northern Divisional Education Officer Selemo Drokamaisau (right) at South Taveuni Secondary School awards ceremony with the dux Solomone Bogidrau (fourth from left), parents and teachers on November 16, 2018

Solomone Bogidrau aims to bring about a better life for his struggling parents after he was named dux of South Taveu­ni Secondary School on Friday.

“My father, a yaqona and dalo farmer, and my mother, who does domestic duties, have always shared their stories of struggle with me,” the 19-year-old of Nav­akawau Village, Cakaudrove, said.

“I want to give them a good life and for that I have to have a good job. That is why I want to become a software engineer to earn more money and make my village proud in becoming the first in the village.

“I know the kind of challenges I will face in future but I am ready for it. I am not afraid to take risk.

“Living on the island has always taught me to be brave and pre­pared.”

Solomone scored 353 out of 400 in the school’s annual examination. The fourth youngest of six siblings said he was also surprised being named dux because there were more high achievers in Year 13.

“My role model is the assistant principal of the school, Jope Ma­taka, who has been encouraging me and other students to be diligent and obedient,” Solomone said.

“Being the senior prefect of the school, I have learned to be disci­plined and obedient to my leaders. Thus, these traits have helped me focus on my studies and earn me the dux award.”

The chief guest at the ceremony on Friday was Northern Divisional Education Officer, Selemo Droka­maisau. The school caters for 250 students from Year Nine to Year 13.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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