Taliu Tohovaka, from Makefu is the top student of Niue Primary School for 2020. He is the youngest son of Darren and Folia Tohovaka.
The first runner up to the Dux is Myah Jackson of Huihui, Alofi South and second runner up is Kumimau Jackson of Hakupu.
Families and friends filled out the Multi-purpose hall at Paliati last Friday to witness the prize giving day of Niue Primary school. The crowd broke out in applause when Taliu’s name was called out, some saying because it’s been three years since the last boy took out the top academic prize. The last time a boy was awarded Dux was in 2017 with Kanye Jackson, who is the older brother of this year’s first runner up Myah Jackson.
Here are the names of Niue Primary School’s Major Prizes for 2020
Dux of Niue Primary 2020 – Taliu Tohovaka
1st runner up – Myah Jackson
2nd runner up – Kumimau Jackson
Talitotonu Tohovaka – Leadership Award and the Bi-lingual Award
The Excellence in Attitude prize Summer Ikihele
The Taoga Niue Award – Taliu Tohovaka (boys) and Mereoni Pihigia (girls)
The Best All Rounder Awards – Khanden Pihigia (boys) and Kumimau Jackson (girls)
The Vagahau Niue Awards for each year
Y1: Mapualagi Puletama
Y2: Tuputoga Motufoou
Y3: Keri Puheke
Y4: Kylie Tuineau Vakaafi
Y5: O’Nedin Timuga Puheke
Y6: Taliu Tohovaka