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Votualevu College Dux Dedicates Award To Parents

Aaron Prasad has always been drawn to awards gatherings where he can proudly witness his senior peers receive Dux Awards. That’s what motivated the 18-yearold to work hard in school to achieve the top award. He scooped the Votualevu College Dux Award during the school’s annual graduation last Friday.
15 Mar 2022 16:54
Votualevu College Dux Dedicates Award To Parents
Aaron Prasad is flanked by his parents, Arunesh Amang Prasad and Shaleen Prasad with the spoils. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Aaron Prasad has always been drawn to awards gatherings where he can proudly witness his senior peers receive Dux Awards.

That’s what motivated the 18-yearold to work hard in school to achieve the top award.

He scooped the Votualevu College Dux Award during the school’s annual graduation last Friday.

 

The Year 13 student also scored the highest in the annual examination for 2021.

He said that hard work, dedication, sacrificing his sleep and zoom lessons online paid dividends.

“Education has always been a priority for me.”

“Whenever I had exams, my parents would not go anywhere for family functions just to support me.”

 

“They have always motivated me to put my studies first,” he said.

“I knew if I worked hard, I could reach it and that’s exactly what I did.”

“Even during home schooling, I used my time wisely and made sure that I did not lack behind in my studies.”

 

“I took advice from teachers.”

“Disciplined to choose well from what is right and wrong and I always engage in positive peers and my parents have provided me well and supported me in my education,” he added.

His inspiration came from his parents, Arunesh Amang Prasad an inflight attendant at Fiji Airways and Shaleen Prasad, an office staff at Votualevu Public School.

 

He said the award was a gift for his parents.

“My dad and mum have always encouraged, supported and praised me on all my achievements so far and they have always tried to motivate me to strive for excellence,” he said.

“They ask our family and friends for proper guidance for my further education so that I can get the best in life.”

 

He wants to pursue his studies in medicine at the Fiji National University which is his ultimate dream.

His hobbies include playing football, playing musical instruments, gardening and taking part in school competitions and activities.

His mother, Ms Prasad said, “Our son has achieved his goals due to his hard work, commitment, discipline and faith.”

 

“We are proud parents and wish him all the success of life and we will work together for him to reach his dream ambition.”
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