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Namosi Lass Expresses Joy On Being Named Ballantine Memorial School Dux

She thanked her parents for their unrelenting love and support and her teachers for guiding her in her school work.
10 Oct 2019 14:05
Namosi Lass Expresses Joy On Being Named Ballantine Memorial School Dux
Adi Varanisese Donumanasavu with her parents during the prize giving ceremony on October 9, 2019.. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Adi Varanisese Donumanasavu struggled to find the words to express her joy when named 2019 Dux for Ballantine Memorial School.

The 18-year-old also took home the Best Science Student award as well as the subject awards for English, Mathematics, Biology and Physics during the school’s annual prizegiving ceremony yesterday.

Adi Varanisese is the youngest of four siblings and the first in her family to be awarded the dux prize.

She is originally from Namuamua Village in the Namosi Province.

“The dux prize was always my goal but I did not think I was actually going to win it,” she said.

“My father told me to be the first to achieve this milestone for our family and it was his constant encouragement that motivated me.

“He challenged me to do better every time.”

She thanked her parents for their unrelenting love and support and her teachers for guiding her in her school work.

“I thank the Almighty God for giving me the knowledge and wisdom and helping me to be what I am today,” she said.

The Year 13 student has already started preparations for her final exams and she hopes to join the medical field in future.

“I would like to be a doctor and be of service to people, that is my aim now,” she added.

Meanwhile, Akaneta Saronitotoka was awarded the Best Arts Student, Meredani Malimali was named Best Commerce Student, Kesaia Mere was awarded Sports Woman of the Year and Kelera Naisua took home the award for Best All Round student

Edited by Percy Kean

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