Year Seven student Dominic qualifies for Samoa College

Falefitu Primary School is celebrating a special achievement this year.

Year 7 student, Dominic Ponifasio Lino, has become the first from the school to qualify for Samoa College in years. 

And it came as no surprise since he took most of the year seven top prizes for Math, Samoan, Social Science, Basic Science, Visual Arts, Health and Physical Education (H.P.E).

“First things first, I dedicate my trophies and achievements to thank God, and then to my parents.

“I feel so humbled with everything God has blessed me with because I don’t own the knowledge, God does and he gave it to me through constant prayer and hard work,” said Dominic.

The boy from Vaitele-fou said he wants to become a teacher. Asked whether he’ll complete his primary school or head straight for Samoa College, he answered confidently: “I’m going to Samoa College”

“I’m going to be working hard next year because I’ll be missing out a lot from the year eight syllabus, but I’m willing to push through, and work harder than I did this year”

Dominic is the son of Patisepa Failauga and Ponifasio Lino from the villages of Vaitele Fou, Palauli, Iva and Safotu.

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