LABASA SKM College's highest aggregate scorer for last year's Fiji School Leaving Certificate Shivnesh Rischal believes in doing his outmost and leaving the rest to God Almighty.
Shivnesh scored 389 out of 400 during the exam — scoring 99 in Mathematics, 98 in Physics, 100 in Chemistry and 92 in English that were all graded out of 100.
He said time management and the support of his loving parents and teachers were the main contributors to his success.
The eldest of two siblings credited his mother Sashi Chand, a teacher at Gurunanak Primary School, for being his motivation.
"She has always encouraged me to work hard and prosper in life," Shivnesh said.
Proud father Rajesh Chand encouraged parents to encourage their children into the right path supporting their children all the way as it was the best investment when children succeeded promising a brighter future for the family as a whole.
"Shivnesh had also won the national titration competition in the Form Six category and awarded medals in the Australian Mathematics and the Fiji Mathematics Competition," Mr Chand said.
"He was also a science dux in his school last year and has been taking part in other academic competitions where he had excelled," he said.
"He will pursue Form Seven in Labasa Sangam College and aims to be a doctor," his father added.