Aspiring doctor tops Ah Mu Academy.

By Sialai Sarafina Sanerivi 03 December 2021, 7:53PM

A student who aspires to be a doctor, Maupenei Kumudini Bawdekar, has been named the top student of the Ah Mu Academy Year 8 level for this academic year.

The 12-year-old said she was challenged by her older brother, Krishna Epati Bawdekar who was also the dux of his class in 2019 and took home the shield. 

Maupenei not only took home the shield but also topped all the eight subjects in the Year 8 level. 

Overwhelmed at standing in front of hundreds of parents and family members, who gathered to witness the celebration of the end of another school year, Maupenei expressed her appreciation to everyone who contributed to her success and immediately credited God for his guidance.

She then paid tribute to the support of her parents and grandparents who were by her side to support her with her studies. 

Turning to her brother, Maupenei said : "I did it bro."

Reflecting on her academic journey, Maupenei said it was a challenging journey for her and she used the opportunity to challenge her fellow brothers and sisters, emphasising that nothing comes easy in this life while encouraging them to "never give up."

“You should and must know, this wasn’t an easy ride," she said. "There were so many difficulties and obstacles on the way, some can just break you down to the point you are ready to give up. But don’t because you should never give up.” 

As the dux of the school, she was given the school trophies, certificates and prizes in recognition of her academic excellence.

All 18 students of the Year 8 level received certificates to mark the completion of their primary education.

Maupenei said she hopes to continue her studies at the St Mary’s College next year and dreams of becoming a doctor one day to saves lives.

Her mother Seuoletoi Bawdekar, who attended the prize-giving ceremony, was astonished with her daughter’s success. 

Mrs. Bawdekar thanked God for the never-ending gift of her family and thanked the school and teachers of Ah Mu Academy. 

"I thank the school and the teachers, Principal, the P.T.A. and the School Board for the education of her children at Ah Mu Academy,” she said.


By Sialai Sarafina Sanerivi 03 December 2021, 7:53PM
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