Top cadet performers awarded at parade

JOVESA Bureso aspires to be a pilot.

Though it will be a challenging goal, the Year 13 student believes that winning the all-rounder award at the All Saints Secondary School cadet passing-out parade in Labasa yesterday will pave the way to achieving his dream of becoming the first pilot from his village of Sasa in Macuata.

“Even without my dad here today, I am thankful to my mother and other family members for their support,” he said.

“I thank the sergeants from Sukanaivalu Barracks and the cadets for making this passing-out parade a success because without unity we wouldn’t have produced something like what happened today. “This prize is for everyone who passed out today because everyone did a marvellous job.”

Best female cadet Silo Tavatuilagi was proud and on cloud nine, being the only female to have won an award following the parade.

The Navatu lass from Viani in Cakaudrove said she aimed to retain the same honours at next year’s parade.

“Anything is possible if one puts their heart into it and I dedicate this to my family and the female cadets who took part during the parade,” she said.

Meanwhile, the best male cadet Kepu Mairata said it took dedication and unity to put together a great parade like yesterday’s event.

The aspiring soldier, who hails from Naluwai in Naitasiri, commended teachers and parents for their support.

The best platoon commander award went to Year 11 student from Nabalebale in Cakaudrove, Manueli Vukivosa.

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