Naleba primary awards students

Naleba Primary School student Shania Chand is flanked by her mother Sunita Wati after she was awarded the dux prize of the school. Picture: LUKE RAWALAI

NALEBA Primary School student Shania Chand says one does not need to be born in a palace nor travel to school in a Rolls Royce to achieve good results in school.

With a smile, the Year 8 student who scored 492 out of 600 in her annual examination and received the dux honours said to achieve results, one needed to be persistent.

Shania said she had started the year setting her targets on getting the award.

“The little inspiration that was put into the hard work came from the support of my family and I would not be here with this award today if they had not supported me,” she said.

“They say behind every great man stands a woman. I say behind every successful child stands a loving, supportive family.”

The aspiring doctor dedicated her award to her family who had been supporting her throughout the year.

Meanwhile, the school’s Fiji Eighth Year Examination top result achiever Pallavi Chand, scored 520 out of 600 to win awards yesterday.

Pallavi said she was happy to have passed her external examination with flying colours, advising her friends out there that the sky was the limit and nothing was impossible if students learnt to prioritise their goals.

The top scorer of the 2017 Fiji Year Six Examinations, Orisi Ketedromo was also recognised for scoring the highest mark in this year’s Year 7 examination.

Orisi says that he has now set his eyes on next year’s dux award.

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