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Two Dux, Same Family

Tears flowed freely for Imtiaz Sahib after his eldest daughter on Friday was named dux of Tilak High School. Suhana Sahib becomes the second dux awardee for the family after
18 Nov 2018 11:26
Two Dux, Same Family
From left: Father, Imtiaz Sahib, Suhana Sahib and mother, Farneez Sahib, after the Tilak High School annual prizegiving ceremony on November 16. Photo: Nicolette Chambers

Tears flowed freely for Imtiaz Sahib after his eldest daughter on Friday was named dux of Tilak High School.

Suhana Sahib becomes the second dux awardee for the family after her younger sis­ter, Shaleha was also named dux on Thursday for Lauto­ka Muslim Primary School.

Mr Sahib said the past few days had been a blessing.

“One in a million that par­ents can experience having both their daughters claim­ing the dux award,” he said.

“Seeing her receive the award was an emotional time for me. I was in tears. It is indeed a happy moment for me.

“When she was in Year Four, she saw the urge to do her best academically after seeing other students win­ning the dux awards.

“She came home and told her mum that she wanted to get that award one day. Her mum told her ‘why can’t you do that for yourself?’, and so from Year 11 she picked up on her academic goals.”

Suhana, who was also awarded the Nelson Man­dela National Essay prize, paid tribute to her parents for their endless support.

“I am truly happy and re­ally appreciative towards my parents for guiding me throughout my journey,” she said.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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