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Rintebe graduates 285

RINTEBE Lutheran Secondary School in Unggai-Bena, Eastern Highlands Province passed out 285 grade 12 students last Thursday.

Grade 12 (4) student Desmond Piarva took out the dux award in science while the social science award was taken by Gideon Denial.

Those who snatched academic awards were Albert Dorothy (language and literature), Desmond Kiava (advance mathematics and chemistry), Nick Israel (general mathematics, Alme Meffie (biology) and Wasewi Samuel snatched the first prize in physics.

In the social science strand James Nicholas topped history while Dina Salofa received first prize in geography.

Seyapi Oya and Moses Kare have both outdone their colleagues in economics while Somo Pili stood out among the rest in accounting.

Maiyo David procured high marks in agriculture and resource management while Jeffrey Moa claimed the highest award in tourism and hospitality.

Good citizenship, leadership, spiritual studies and principal’s awards were also dished out to selective students before an estimated crowd of about 3,000 people.

Principal Paulina Basse, who was emotional during her keynote address, urged the students to make a positive impact in their respective communities and uphold Christian values and principles at all times.

Mr Basse has also thanked teachers and ancillary staff for being effective in executing their delegated roles since the beginning of the school year.

Provincial governor Simon and the local (Unggai-Bena) MP Kinoka Feo were invited to the school’s 8th grade 12 graduation ceremony due to other commitments.

Mr Sia’s project officer Tom Pori arrived at the scene and announced the Eastern Highlands Provincial Government’s allocation of K1 million each (as school subsidy) for the province’s eight districts.

Graduation committed chairman Eddien Esoke and his deputy Ian Sagare have both budded the graduation as “one of the best over the years” and thanked the those who showed up at the school to witness the annual event.

Seven business houses that jointly sponsored the event were Bulldog Hardware, Homefood Limited, Boda Fuel Suppliers, Bintangor Supermarket and DP Stationary.

The governor’s office has sponsored the leadership award plus a handful academic awards.

The graduands will return late next month to sit for the national examination.