RUSILA Bulousalusalu has created history by taking her school into the national finals of an oratory contest organised by Help A Child Trust.
The Class 7 student of Naidovi Primary School in Cuvu, Nadroga, was the winner of the primary category of the contest in her district.
She won the Western Division final at Xavier College in Ba last Wednesday with her presentation on the theme Impact of Global Warming on Personal, Community and Economic Development.
School headteacher Sashi Kumar said Rusila's achievement was a historic one for the rural institution.
"It is a proud and historic moment for Naidovi Primary School," Mr Kumar said.
"The hard work and sacrifice by the dedicated staff of the school, Rusila and her parents have paid off."
A statement from the school said Rusila was amazed when her name was announced as the Western Division primary category winner.
"I am astonished and delighted with my achievement and I know I couldn't have achieved this without the help of my oratory teachers, support of my parents and friends and the Lord Almighty," she said.