Blessing Elaise

SCHOOL - St. Joseph's Secondary
AGE - 12
VILLAGE - Oinafa/Itumuta

I wish to contribute to your Youth Page of achievements.  Through my humble upbringing I was able to achieve the dux, leadership & head girl trophies/shield to close my primary school education at Dilkusha Girls School in Nausori.  I thanked my parents for providing me the discipline, guidance, love and finance to make my dream come true.  I was able to focus on my studies with determination, confidence and pride to put the banner of my golden country Rotuma on the list of dux on the school shield.  On my final speech on the Prize Giving day, I thanked the teachers and my parents for their support and role models they rendered to the girls.  This year as I attend St. Joseph's Secondary - the youth page will surely encourage other youths  to strive for success in the midst of other races - let us be proud to be a Rotuman.  Noa‘ia.