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Lily Scores 377, Wants Recount

Lily Scores 377, Wants Recount
Proud mum Susana Cakaunivere (sitting from left), with Lily Cakaunivere and dad Paula Cakaunivere, Paula Cakaunivere Jnr (standing from left) and Esther Rogoua at their home in Nausori on January 10, 2019. Photo: Simione Haravanua
January 11
10:00 2019

Lily Sue Cakaunivere, 19, is one of the top five nation wide Toppers Scholarship recipients.

She has dedicated her achievement to her family. She hails from Tubou Village in Lakeba, Lau, and has maternal links to Waitovu Village in Levuka, Ovalau.

The oldest of three siblings thanked everyone who had contributed to her success.

She scored 377 out of 400 in English (90) and three best subjects – Computer (99), Mathematics (96) and Economics (92).

She was also a Year 13 student of Jai Narayan College.

“I set a target for myself and I am happy that I was able to achieve more than my target,” she said.

“My target was to get more than 370 as it was my Year 12 marks.

“I had to sacrifice a lot and studied so that I could achieve my target. Being one of the top five nation wide toppers scholarship recipient was a dream come true for me.

“I feel humbled and thank my parents for motivating me when I didn’t believe in myself and being there for me since day one.

“I am going to study at USP majoring in Accounting and Economics.

“This is just the beginning of me achieving my dream of becoming the chief executive officer of the World Bank one day.

“Being the eldest can be challenging since I have to show my young siblings that they can achieve anything and I want them to surpass my marks in the future.

“I worked hard to get a spot in the Toppers Scholarship because I wanted to help my parents. I want to thank God for his provisions in my life, our church members for their prayers and support and my family for their never-ending love.”

Her mother, Susana Cakaunivere said: “I want to thank my daughter for her hard work. I also want to thank the Government for introducing the Toppers Scholarship because it has helped a lot of Fijians.

“I want to thank God for His blessings in our life and I return the glory and my daughter’s achievement to Him.”

Lily has opted to recount and remark all her subjects because she believes that she performed better during the exam.
Edited by Ranoba Baoa


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