Consistency pays off for Head Boy

Faleata College Head boy, Mori Fa’afetai Apulu Naisalī, has become the first vocational student to claim the dux honour.

Landing first places for computer studies, Samoan, music, design technology—which came with a part-time job opportunity from the prize sponsors—Mori also secured special prizes including head prefect, most reliable prefect 2018 and all-round best student of the year. 

The Faleata dux, who spent all his years at Faleata College, has proven himself to be the education institution’s most hard working and persistent student. 

He was placed 30th in Year 9 and climbed to 12th in Year 10 and 2nd in Year 11. 

Last year in Year 12, he was runner-up to the dux of that year, and this year he reached the pinnacle of academic excellence—when he was announced the Faleata College dux. 

Mori dedicated his achievements to his parents and grandparents, who were present at his prize giving at Tu’utu’uileloloto Hall recently, claiming he’s been striving all year to make his family proud.

“I feel so happy and blessed because God has answered my prayers and this is the best I can do for my family for now, but I trust there will be more coming for me and my family,” he said.

Although it may seem great he said juggling his head prefect duties and school work during the year proved to be his major challenge.

“I’d like to thank my parents for the hard work they go through to keep me in school all these years, also to my grandparents and siblings for the support.”

When asked about his dream job, he quickly said: 

“I want to be an IT (office), information technology officer, maybe I’d be an IT officer for SSAB,” he said with a smile.

Mori is the son of Fale and Fa’afetai Naisalī and hails from the village of Faleasi’u.

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