FORM Six students received their Fiji School Leaving Certificate examination marks yesterday at the Education Ministry headquarters in Suva.
A number of students walked away happy with post mark-collection, saying their marks were positive reflections of their 2013 efforts.
One particular student was the bubbly Mere Niubalerua of Lami High School who did not expect to score the marks she got.
"I'm so excited. When I came to collect my marks, I was really worried at first, but it feels great to have passed," the 19-year-old said yesterday.
"Last year I studied arts, so that's history, geography, Fijian, English and mathematics."
She said although she was undecided about doing Form Seven or foundation studies, she wanted to become a teacher and later on become a lawyer.
Sharing Ms Niubalerua's excitement were best friends Sorowaia Regu, 16, and Vaseva Deborah, 17, of Suva Grammar School, who could barely contain their laughter when they received their marks.
"We were so nervous while waiting but we're so happy now.
"We didn't' expect what we got, so this was a nice surprise," said Ms Regu.
Both girls were also arts students and both are keen to go back to Suva Grammar School this year for Form Seven studies. Ms Regu wants to study law and Ms Deborah wants to go into land management.