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Josifini Top Student At Ratu Finau Secondary School

The Vatuwaqa AEA was initiated by younger members of the Tokatoka Vatuwaqa residing in Suva in 2016 and is an annual commitment to encourage academic competition at the island’s high school.
22 Nov 2019 13:01
Josifini Top Student At Ratu Finau Secondary School
Ratu Finau Secondary School dux Josifini Talei. Photo: Ratu Finau Secondary School

Josifini Talei received the Tokatoka Vatuwaqa Academic Excellence Award (AEA) for being the dux of Ratu Finau Secondary School in Tubou, Lakeba, Lau.

The Tubou lass won a cash prize of $200 because she achieved the threshold of more than 300 of the 400 achievable marks.

Josiifini was also presented with a laptop.

Josifini is the second student to receive the cash prize for scoring the highest mark in English when the award was initiated. the first student was last year.

The Vatuwaqa AEA was initiated by younger members of the Tokatoka Vatuwaqa residing in Suva in 2016 and is an annual commitment to encourage academic competition at the island’s high school.

Representing the Gone ni Tokatoka Vatuwaqa Urban Committee was chief guest Dr Setareki Puamau.

Dr Puamau said the committee wished Josifini every success in her chosen career path.

“I thank her for setting another academic benchmark to encourage other students on Lakeba to aspire towards,” he said.

“A big vinaka vakalevu as well to the teachers of Ratu Finau and Talei’s parents because I am sure her achievement is linked to the support she receives in school and at home.”

He said the committee looked forward to hearing more positive things from Josifini in the future.

Edited by Percy Kean

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