Starfield celebrates UTME top scorer, others at valedictory service
To showcase its outstanding students and celebrate their achievements, Starfield College, Agege, Lagos, has rewarded the school’s class of 2023 with gifts and awards at its 23rd Valedictory service.
The students, led by the Valedictorian, Emillia Sholaja, performed well in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and the recently released West African School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
Sholaja, fondly called ‘robot’ by her classmates due to her high intellect, scored 346 in the UTME and bagged 8As in her O’level result.
Speaking at the special thanksgiving and Valedictory service for the 2023 set, the Principal, Mrs. Sara Oyinloye, described the students’ performance in external examinations as outstanding.
“We got a 100 per cent pass rate. Among these beautiful leaders are students who scored 8As, 7As, 6As and 5As. This is something to celebrate.
“In the UTME, many of our students scored above 300. Many others scored between 290 and 270,”Oyinloye said.
She said the school is celebrating not only the end of a chapter, but also the beginning of a new and exciting journey for the graduating students.
Oyinloye added that the graduands, over the years, have demonstrated unwavering commitment to excellence and learning.
According to her, they have shown remarkable dedication to their studies and personal growth.
She advised them not to relent in their efforts to achieve their goals and set targets, even as they begin a new journey.
Oyinloye said: “Remember that the journey upwards is never linear. It is marked by twists and turns, successes and setbacks. Embrace those moments, for they are the ones that would truly shape your character.”
The principal reminded the graduands that they have all the potential and qualities needed to excel, and urged them never to give up in the face of adversities.
She also charged them to make the best use of the life lessons learnt at the school and uphold its good name, while advising parents to encourage their wards not to deviate from the norms, saying education and character mould leadership quality.
Sholaja, lauded her teachers for their commitments and efforts in ensuring that they excel in their studies.
She attributed her success to God and also commended her parents and teachers for the part they played in her life.
Sholaja said she knew she had to pay the price for success by studying and working hard.
The Valedictorian said she hopes to study software engineering in the university.
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