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Alacia is Nadi District dux

Alacia Sigakalele did not attend kindergarten before she joined Nadi District School as a Year 1 student eight years ago. On Wednesday the 13-year-old scooped the dux awards during the
23 Nov 2018 11:00
Alacia is Nadi  District dux
Dad, Serupepeli Bari with her daughter Alacia Sigakalele and mum, Keresi during the awards on Wednesday. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

Alacia Sigakalele did not attend kindergarten before she joined Nadi District School as a Year 1 student eight years ago.

On Wednesday the 13-year-old scooped the dux awards during the annual prizegiving.

The Year 8 student said: “I feel proud for my hard work that I can achieve my dream. Sometimes I wake up in the early morning to study.

“Year 8 was good and amazing. I look forward to Year 9 next year.”

Alacia is from Nabale­bale, Viwa, Yasawa. She plans to attend Nadi Muslim College with a career pathway to be an accountant.

She is the youngest of five siblings.

Her father, Serupepeli Bari, 54, was overjoyed to see his daughter excel in education.

“She is a special child who always wants to study. It is true she did not attend kindergarten because we did not believe it then,” he said.

74 graduated from Year 8 at the school.

OTHER AWARDS:

Veika Vakaviti – Apakuki Tuitavua,

English – Ashley Gukivuli, Alacia Sigakalelel

Maths – Joshua Uluibau

Social Science – Ashley Gukivuli

Basic Science – Ashley Gukivuli

Healthy Living – Alacia Sigakalele

Sportsmen – Mikaele Vakadei

Sportsmen – Akanisi Nakula

Edited by Ranoba Baoa



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