Make right choices, says student dux

Fa’atuatua Christian College’s top student for 2018, Lanulelei Harmony Uliate, has reminded her peers of the need to make the right choices.

She has also urged them to put God first in one’s life to help navigate the challenges that face a lot of young people.

Lanulelei said it is important for her and her peers to make the right choices in life as often they cannot control the outcome.

“In life, we have to make wise decisions because you have no power in choosing what the outcome will be.

“The outcomes will determine whether you will fail or succeed in life. But even though education is important, in life we must always put God first.

“At the moment, I am overwhelmed with joy over what I have achieved but there is still room for improvement,” she said.

Lanulelei came first in English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics and is the daughter of Dina and Tuputa Uliate from Motootua.

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The 17-year-old has set her eyes on either the engineering or forensic science fields, saying she has dreams of becoming an engineer or forensic scientists. 

“I have great interest in those two particular fields because I’m keen on creating things which is linked to engineering. But with forensics, I can investigate or find out stuff for mysteries.”

Dedicating her academic awards to God and family, she said she would not have made those achievements without the support of her loved ones. 

“I thank my family especially my parents and grandparents for their never-ending support throughout my life.

“I would have never been able to have done this without all your help, encouragement and love,” she added. 

Lanulelei said her role model is Jesus as she believes that if one lives righteously in the ways of Jesus, they will find life, prosperity and honor.

Both her parents were proud of her achievements.

Her mother, Dina Uliate, said all her daughter’s hard work throughout the year has paid off with great results.

“She is very hard working and dedicated not only that but she has great faith in God which makes her unique.

“I am simply proud because she has made all of us proud, not only our small family but her grandparents, uncles, aunties and extended families. I only want the best for her so I will pray her success in the future,” she added.

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