MBARARA- Maryhill High School students have been given tips on how to live successful lives.
The students braved over six hours of coldness on Sunday night tapping life skills from motivational speeches and presentations.
Mr Nelson Tugume, the winner of Young Achievers Awards 2011 and chief executive officer Project Inspire Africa, was the key speaker at the school’s inaugural Achievers Night.
The best achievers were awarded prizes, medals and certificates in the fields of academics, sports, acting, science and technology innovations, literature and essay writing, speech and debate, as well as entrepreneurship and leadership.
Some of the awardees were Mercy Kobusingye, who was the best in national debating competitions this year, Brighton Kansiime, a marathoner and Brenda Akankwatsa and Evelyn as best achievers in academics.
Others included Fransisca Kansiime, best essay writer, Gloria Tumushabe, best innovator and presenter in science and technology, Joan Babirye, best sports personality and Maureen Katungwensi (head girl), most outstanding leader.
“We are recognising the best achievers at the school and other levels in order to motivate the girls and inspire them to work hard in academics and co-curricular activities. It is in line with our vision of providing holistic education for girl child empowerment,” said Ms Margaret Atim, the headmistress.
Mr Tugume, who took to the podium at 12am, took the students through his life story from a poverty stricken family, he worked his way into the group of very prosperous entrepreneurs.