Larissa gets award from Samoa Observer
Larissa-lynn Soli Eteuati received the Samoa Observer Award for topping English in the Year 13 level at Samoa College.
She received her award during the school’s prize giving at the Samoa College Old Pupil’s Association (SCOPA) hall yesterday.
The 17-year-old from Malua is the child of Rita and Alesana Eteuati.
“I feel honoured to have accomplished something like this because this is the first time I have won an award in my four years in school,” Larissa-lynn said.
“I honestly did not expect to top English due to a lot of competitors that I thought deserved that award.”
“I was shocked at first because I am a science student and it was unbelievable that I went against all odds to be the person that I am today.”
Larissa-lynn said she liked the English subject because of writing, which she loves because it allows her to express herself.
“But the hardest thing about English is concluding the stories we write and it is true what they say, all things must come an end.”
“I intend on improving my writing but at the end of the day I want to be a doctor in the future that is my dream,” she said.
Larissa-lynn dedicated her achievement to her parents.
“In my journey there were a lot of challenges, I did not get good results in my mid-term report. It was through that experience that challenged me to become someone better.”
“My parents were my key motivation in doing better in school. I wanted to make them proud and so that all their hard work would not be in vain,” she told the Samoa Observer.
Larissa-lynn acknowledged her faith in God and said with Him everything is possible.
The first place winner for Year 12.4, Julius Manila was the second recipient of the Samoa Observer-sponsored most improved in English and Computing award.