PNG national defies odds
10 August, 2018, 9:31 am
PAPUA New Guinea national Amanda Vaughan Arivu defied the odds yesterday to walk away with the Best Cadet award at the Saint Vincent College cadet passing-out parade in Tailevu.
The 19-year-old lass from the Gulf Province in PNG said having to attend school in a foreign country was challenging, but winning the award was a push factor during her tenure of study here in Fiji.
“I didn’t expect to win this award because there were a lot of students with the same capabilities to achieve this award,” she said.
“I feel like I have raised the name of my country in my own small way and I’m proud of myself.”
More than 300 students were part of the passing-out parade.
Awardees: ?Best Company Drill- St John House ? Best Company in Compound- St Joseph House ? Best Company in Barrack- St John House ? Best Cadet- Amanda Arivu ? Baton of Honour Award- Nabete Manuele ?
MORE coverage and pictures from the Ratu Sukuna Memorial School and St Vincent College passing-out parades in tomorrow’s paper