Growing up in a family of accountants, Makerita Krause, is looking to carve a new path in life.
She wants to become a lawyer.
For now it seems, the 18-year-old is on the right path.
On Friday, she was declared the Dux of Leifiifi College, setting her up nicely with the opportunity to achieve her goal.
Speaking to the Sunday Samoan, Makerita said she is grateful to God, her parents and everyone who supported her throughout her studies.
As for the dream to become a lawyer, she said it’s something she has always wanted to do.
She is motivated by the many Samoan women who graduate from law schools and have gone on to hold senior legal positions in government, private sector as well as Judges in the Courts.
“It’s a career that I know will help and support my family in the future,” she said.
Makerita is the daughter of proud parents Uini and Edel Krause.
Makeritas the eldest daughter of four siblings with roots in Saleapaga, Sinamoga and Vaimoso. She topped in Art, History, Geography and Samoan.