Gebra Crawley is dux of Apia Primary
The Year 8 Dux of Apia Primary is Gebra Crawley of Malua.
The 12-year-old attained first place in mathematics and English and came top overall in terms of assessment.
Speaking to the Samoa Observer, she said she has attended Apia Primary for six years and enjoyed her stint as a school prefect and participating in school activities.
“It was hard being a prefect because some kids don’t listen. But I like participating for all the school events,” she said.
Gebra will now follow her older brother to Samoa College and do first year commerce in 2019.
“I am excited to go to Samoa College. There I will be taking my first year in commerce to learn as much as I can before I leave,” she added.
However, her stay in Samoa’s oldest educational institution will be short-lived as she is moving to New Zealand.
Gebra thanks her parents and family for all the opportunities and support that they have given her over the years.
“Thank you to my parents and all of my family for everything that they do for me,” she said.
Speaking on behalf of the student’s parents who were not at home, aunt Tusi Leilua said nothing makes parents and families happier than to see the success of their children.
Gebra is the daughter of Alofa Viliamu Crawley and Filemoni Alfred Crawley and lives with her other siblings Varani Crawley, Vilfred Crawley and Tafatolu Crawley at Malua, where her parents teach at the Samoa Theological College.