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News Story —  13 February 2013

New Prefects Pledge to Lead with Integrity

Suva, Fiji — 

In a moving induction ceremony witnessed by over 400 students, parents and Church leaders, the newly elected prefects for Fiji’s L.D.S. Church College pledged this week to have integrity, uphold the school standards, and to lead the rest of the school community by example.

Iliesa Delana, Fiji’s gold medalist at the 2012 London Paralympic Games, was the guest of honour at the ceremony held at the L.D.S. Church College gymnasium yesterday [12 February 2013].

In his speech Mr Delana urged the new prefects to take their responsibilities seriously as this was their first exposure to leadership.  He also urged them to uphold the principles of the school.  He stated that leadership was not practiced in words but in attitude.

The 38 prefects were elected by the student body of the school.  The student leaders each took a few moments during the ceremony to share their goals for 2013.

Laisenia Balenacagi, an 18-year-old Form 7 student, was elected Head Boy for 2013.  He comes from a family of leaders with his father the Latter-day Saint Bishop of Lami 2nd Ward.  Laisenia’s two older sisters were former head girls of the school.  Laisenia’s goal for 2013 is to help students fulfill the goals set by the student body.

The new Head Girl for the school, 18-year-old Kaualani Solomone, is a Form 7 student who has attended the school for seven years.  Kaualani expressed her desire to help students succeed. 

Read an article about the event at the Fiji Sun website.

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