Hard work, dedication pays off: Top student

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The National, Monday October 28th, 2013

 SHE is timid, reserved and quiet. But Claudia Dhenie from Yalu in Wampar, Morobe, proves that girl-power cannot be underestimated. 

Claudia, 19, was named dux of Wawin National High School during graduation held last Friday at the school in Markham, Morobe.

Claudia is the second child in a family of six. She is following the footsteps of her father, an economist who graduated from a German university.

On what she feels being the dux of her school, Claudia said: “It’s refreshing, especially when you know you’ve worked hard all along.”

Claudia was quick to point out that hard work, dedication and commitment had paid off for her.

Claudia was in class 12A and took science courses as her major which included Physics, Applied Science, Chemistry, Advanced Mathematics and Language.

She was the top student and scooped awards in some of the courses she took.

Claudia is the head girl of the school. 

“Things would not be possible without the support and help I have received from my principal, subject teachers, my parents and my two friends Serah and Priscilla,” Claudia said.

“I would think of myself as among the top 5% of student’s in this school.”

Claudia’s father Dhenie said he was strict on disciplining his children and that paid off with Claudia.

“You must have a sense of purpose in life. Just go and do it and be the best in life,” he said.