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Fungalaau Mafi of Kolofo’ou, Folaha, and Ma’ufanga, Tongatapu awarded Dux of Tonga High School for 2018

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 29/11/2018

The Prime Minister – ‘Akilisi was this morning, guest of honor at the Tonga High School prize-giving ceremony, held at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall. This was the conclusion of the academic year for the school for 2018.

Both Academic and Non-Academic Achievements of the students were recognized during this ceremony, with the Most Prestigious Awards & Top Academic Level Award including the King Tupou VI Prizes, Best All Round Student, Proxime Accessit, and the Dux for the school for 2018.

The King Tupou VI prizes are cash prizes of two thousand pa’anga awarded to the Top Student in Foreign Languages, and the Top Student in Science.

The Top Student in Foreign Languages was awarded to Juliet Uera, who had studied French and Japanese Languages, while Top Student in Science was awarded to Vanessa Veamatahau, who had studied all Science subjects – Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.

The Best All Round Student was awarded to the Head Boy prefect – Mafi-Ta-E-Uluafi – Sione Vaiaku, and ‘Elelupe Longokava was awarded Proxime Accessit.

The Dux of Tonga High School for 2018 was awarded to Fungalaau Elizabeth ‘Amanaki Mafi of Kolofo’ou, Folaha, and Ma’ufanga.

In her speech, the dux emphasized the importance of students trusting in God to achieving their dreams and goals.

“The lifetime I’ve spent in this school, I cannot explain, but only through this; it is worth it. The pain that you have is not compared to the victory you have tomorrow. So for you who is looking for victory, find Christ, and you will find it. There are no words that could describe the feeling that I have today because I did not prepare for this day. I only prayed, God, I have faith as small as a mustard seed, and if you want me to move this mountain, I will move it. If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, just small, it is enough.”

Also attending this morning’s prize giving ceremony were the Minister for Education and Training – Penisimani Fifita, pioneers of the school from the class of 1947, and many friends and family of the students.

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