Future doctor tops Chanel College

By Ilia L. Likou ,

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CHANEL COLLEGE DUX 2017:  Lilly (right) with her mother, Adriana Singh.

CHANEL COLLEGE DUX 2017: Lilly (right) with her mother, Adriana Singh.

A young lady who wants to become a doctor in the future is Chanel College’s top student for 2017.

Lily Elder is already on her way after she was named the school’s top Science student, helping her secure the coveted Chanel College dux prize for 2017.

The 17-year-old is half Fijian, half Samoan.

Her proud mother, Adriana Singh, was the first one to congratulate her when she received her award with tears of joy last week.

She beamed as her mother, family and friends showered her with the leis of lollies, flowers and hugs. 

Speaking to the Samoa Observer, Lilly said she is grateful to God, her mother and everyone who supported her throughout her studies.

“I didn’t expect this,” she said with tears in her eyes, “I’m a bit lost for words right now.”

YEAR 12 DUX: Talalupelele Tolova'a with her family.
YEAR 12 DUX: Talalupelele Tolova'a with her family.

Lily wants to become a doctor.

She said it’s something she has always wanted to do. 

“It’s a career that I know will help and support my family in the future,” she said.

“I want to become a doctor and come in the next ten years to give back to Chanel College.

Lilly is an only child. Her mother’s father is Samoan.

Another top achiever at Chanel College was the Year 12 Dux student, Talalupe Stowers.

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