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Laumanu Uasike announced dux of ‘Ahopanilolo Technical Institute 2018

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 20/11/2018

Laumanu Uasike of ‘Otea, Koloa, Leimatu’a and Feletoa Vava’u won the prize for the most outstanding student of the ‘Ahopanilolo Technical Institute for 2018.

Uasike also won the prize for the cookery theory including chef cuisine and chef baking of the Hospitality, Commercial Cooking and Catering Level 4.

Australia’s High Commissioner to Tonga – HE Andrew Ford presented the awards to the 59 graduates.

In his keynote remarks, he spoke on the importance of graduation.

“Graduation is a time of endings and a time of beginnings. Students, today formally marks the end of your stud in this particular course. So today, is a time of celebration with family and friends. A time to celebrate all the hardwork and to think of what you’ve learn. A time to be thankful for your teachers, your classmates and for your families for supporting you. It’s a great time to look back and rejoice in everything that you’ve achieved and everything that you have learned. Today is also a time of new beginnings, a time to look forward to what’s next; to put into practice what you have learned here at ‘Ahopanilolo.”

He also left some words of encouragement for the Year 2 students of ‘Ahopanilolo Technical Institute.

“Today, as you mark the end of your time here in ‘Ahopanilolo, ask yourselves – what great things will grow from your time here? Don’t be limited in your vision. Think BIG ’cause great things can grow. Each of you can make a difference. Each of you can contribute to your families, to your communities, to your nation and even to the world. So my question to each of you is what will you do with your new beginnings today as you walk away with the certificates and prizes you have received?”

Meanwhile, Laumanu Uasike thanked parents and teachers for their efforts in helping them achieve so much in the past 2 years.

The certificates and prizes awarded to Year 1 and Year 2 students in various programs including housekeeping, food and beverage, fashion and design and others.

During the program, songs were performed from the Year 2 students of the Ahopanilolo Technical Institute.

More than 100 students are currently attending Ahopanilolo Technical Institute.

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