The three award recipients posing for a photo with the teachers and invited guests. Photo: Roslyn Aru

Three young girls at Malapoa College have received awards of excellence in Commerce, Science and Arts.

Rosina Robert in the business stream is excited to be the best in her class.

“Although my dad is in New Zealand, my family is very happy,” she said.

Robert encourages all students to conquer their fear and keep hustling to betterment in the future.

Science stream top achiever, Peniella Kenneth, shared that she is very proud to put a smile on her parents face. She explained that because of COVID-19, her study had been dropped for a while, but through her parent’s support and encouragement she regained her confidence in school.

Miss Kenneth added that she wants to become a good doctor in the future.

“We lack doctors, so my aim is to fill that gap to enable people to have access to health treatment,” she said.

Piniella’s mother was excited about her daughter’s achievement.

“We as parents struggle to put our children in a good position,” she said. “For me as a mother, I am proud for the award my daughter achieved even though I have no well paid job, but we still managed to pay for her school fees until we witnessed her achievement today.”

Principal of Malapoa College, Shem Simon, congratulated the award recipients.

“They scored really well to the range of 3.4 GPA,” he said.

Mr. Simon challenged the male students to work harder.

“The girls are leading in the three main streams — Science, Arts and Business — and that is a big challenge for male students,” he said.

“We want the male students to step up and excel in these areas as well.”