Filifiliga Siaosi tops Year 13 and thanks God and family
Year 13 student Filifiliga Siaosi is the 2018 valedictorian of Aana No. 2 College.
He came first in mathematics, accounting, economics and visual arts and also got special awards for leadership as the school head boy, best captain and top student of Year 13 and the 2018 Dux.
“I would first like to thank God for all my accomplishments because without him I would not have achieved these awards today.
“I would like to thank the school teachers and staff for their patience in teaching us, but I would especially like to thank my family for all of they have done for me, both big and small,” he said.
Talking to the Samoa Observer in an interview, Filifiliga said he has attended Aana for four years and liked mathematics and economics.
When he was asked who motivated him while in school, he said his teacher.
“My economics teacher Mr Filemoni To’a really motivated me in school. He has helped me improve in the subjects I never thought I’d enjoy much less get an award for.”
Speaking of the challenges that he faced in school, he said his commitment to studies was one of the main ones.
“There are a lot of challenges during school. One of the main ones was the commitment to do the work. And that is why I am really grateful for my teachers,” he said.
Filifiliga is the son of Taefu Siaosi Ropeti Fuifui.
His aunt Lopeta Alatise was on hand to put candy leis on him every time he was called up to get a prize.
Currently he is waiting for his Samoa Secondary Leaving Certificate (S.S.L.C) results, and hopes he qualifies for National University of Samoa where he wants to continue studying commerce.