Vannes Sendito (second from left), the 2022 Dux for Tereora College, with her proud parents and sister. 22110304
Vannes Sendito received the prestigious top scholar award – the 2022 Dux of Tereora College – to a big round of applause from the students at the national college prizegiving ceremony yesterday morning.
Sendito, who was still quietly
in shock after the awards ceremony held at the National Auditorium, said: “I’m
very grateful, because I have worked very hard throughout the year to get what
I have, to achieve what I have achieved.”
“Studying is a lot of fun as
long as you put all your effort into it. And you’ll find that achieving things
will make you happier and that your future will become brighter if you work
Sendito said that she
“definitely” wanted to enter the medical field. Her plan next year is to apply
for a scholarship or for a government job and see what scholarships they will
have on offer.
The Dux award was sponsored by
CITC which included a trophy, laptop and cash prize.
Daniel Tolosa received the ‘Proxime
Accessit’ (runner-up Dux) sponsored by the Cook Islands Financial Services
Development Authority with a trophy, a $200 Vodafone voucher, a laptop and
accessories worth $1298.
Outgoing principal of Tereora
College, Tania Morgan, who has led the college for 19 years, announced Teremoana
Ngaau as the new principal. Ngaau is currently the associate principal.