New Zealand High Commission Suva, Fiji

Secondary Schools Essay Competition 2015

We offer our congratulations to all participants of the Secondary Schools Essay Competition

We are pleased to annouce that we've selected 28 awardees from schools across Fiji.

The Supreme Winners are

1. Sunia Vakamoce from Kadavu Provincial Secondary School, who wrote on Cultural Diversity.

2. Rohitesh Lal from All Saints Secondary School, Labasa, examined aspects of trade links between NZ and Fiji.

According to the judges, to have read the views of nearly 400 young men and women of Fiji was a great privilege as well as a rather humbling expereince.

We will soon get in touch with all the winning schools to advise on the prize giving reception and school visits.

Please refer below on the complete list of winners:

PRIZE WINNERS 2015

Category 1 ($1000,  LAPTOP,  TROPHY AND CERTIFICATE OF DISTINCTION)

SUPREME WINNERS FOR 2015

SUNIA VAKAMOCE   KADAVU PROVINCIAL SECONDARY SCHOOL, KADAVU

ROHITESH LAL   ALL SAINTS SECONDARY SCHOOL, LABASA

2015 PLAQUES AWARDED TO -   KADAVU PROVINCIAL SECONDARY SCHOOL AND ALL SAINTS SECONDARY SCHOOL, LABASA

SPECIAL PRIZE AWARDED BY THE JUDGES

  1. iPAD AND SPECIAL CERTIFICATE

PRIYASHNA NAIDUTILAK HIGH SCHOOL, LAUTOKA

BRANDON MAMAOKAMIL MUSLIM COLLEGE, BA

 2.TABLET (Samsung Galaxy 4) AND SPECIAL CERTIFICATE

MISHEL DEVINA NAICKER   MULOMULO SECONDARY SCHOOL, NADI

Category 2  ($500 AND CERTIFICATE OF COMMENDATION)

RIMA ALI   NADI MUSLIM COLLEGE, NADI

KARISHMA RAJNI CHAND   NATABUA HIGH SCHOOL, LAUTOKA

AVISKHKAAR DHARAN   RAKIRAKI PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL, RAKIRAKI

Category 3  ($400 AND CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE)

ANJALI ANAMIKA DEVI   SIGATOKA ANDHRA COLLEGE, SIGATOKA

DARSHIKA RAJ     LABASA COLLEGE, LABASA

KAJOL RANIA SINGH   JAI NARAYAN COLLEGE, SUVA

DEEPAK KRISHNA NAIDU    BA SANATAN COLLEGE, BA

ELIZABETH TAKALA   ST JOSEPH’S SECONDARY SCHOOL, SUVA

Category 4  ($300 AND CERTIFICATE OF SPECIAL MERIT)

SHAHIL SINGH   MAHARISHI SANATAN COLLEGE, NADI

SHAINA SHARMA   SARASWATI COLLEGE, NAUSORI

KAMINIELI TUDRAVU   XAVIER COLLEGE, BA

SHREEYA VERMA   LAUTOKA ANDHRA SANGAM COLLEGE, LAUTOKA

MARIANA WAILASE    NAMOSI SECONDARY SCHOOL, NAMOSI

Category 5  ($200 AND CERTIFICATE OF MERIT)

KARTIK KRISHNIL NAND   BHAWANI DAYAL ARYA COLLEGE, NAKASI

SHANIEL KUMAR   VOTUALEVU COLLEGE, NADI

ASHISH NIKLESH NAND   RISHIKUL SANATAN COLLEGE, SUVA

SUMEET KUMAR   DRASA SECONDARY SCHOOL, LAUTOKA

PENIJAMINI VABAKIDUA MAR   LAUTOKA MUSLIM COLLEGE

Category 6  ($100 AND CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION)

KEASI KORORAVA   TAVUA DISTRICT SECONDARY SCHOOL

ASELEMO GAVIDI   LOMAWAI SECONDARY SCHOOL, SIGATOKA

PRIYANKA PAYAL   PANDIT VISHNU DEO MEMORIAL COLLEGE, LAUTOKA

MERELITA SICINILAWA    NAITASIRI PROVINCIAL HIGH SCHOOL, VUNIDAWA

CATHERINE MANASEITAVA   SABETO COLLEGE, NADI

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Statement from the Judges, Lady June Hillary, QSM and Dr Satendra Singh, ONZM, PBSA, QSM, OF, JP

A high standard was generally noted with good examples of creative writing. The topics obviously appealed to writers. Many students provided excellent conclusions based on sound and duly acknowledged research. We would like to congratulate and thank each participant. We acknowledge the kind support rendered by the Director of Education of Fiji (Secondary Division) Mr Jai Narayan and commend school principals for making the annual program available to their senior students. While selecting winners was a somewhat daunting task, we enjoyed reading interesting accounts of improving trading links between Fiji and New Zealand, as well as the celebration of cultural diversity in Fiji.

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND    15 JUNE 2015

 

 

 

 

 

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