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Daily Nation : January 26th 2014
2 young nation editor says... important milestone in life and some of you may be wondering about life in secondary school. A good number who will be joining Form One came from public schools and these too might be a little anxious about being away from home for the first time. The move from primary school where C your parents were very much involved in ensuring you had clean uniform, polished shoes, and were never late are gone and now you are on your own. The responsibility now shifts from your parents to you. But not to worry, every institution has school rules which should guide you on what to do and how to behave. This is certainly a big change in your life but you have to learn to cope with it pretty fast. Another secret is personal organisation. Guided by the school time table and the school rules you can achieve this without a problem. Do the right thing at the right time. You will meet new friends whom you will probably keep for the rest of your lives. All the best as you make the transition. LIZ lass Eight leavers who sat national exams last year will from next week join their new schools for secondary education. It is an letters IT’S GOOD TO ENGAGE IN CO CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES Dear Students, Do you remember the English proverb, “All work and no play makes jack a dull boy? While it is essential for you to work hard in class, you should also take your co-curricular activities seriously. Acquiring knowledge is not limited to reading books alone. The various students’ clubs and societies in school like the scout and girl guides, drama, wildlife, environment and Islamic/Christian societies impart their respective membership with valuable skills and virtues such as: Teamwork, discipline, being mindful of one another, selflessness to humanity and being appreciative of our natural resources, national and diverse cultures Morever, co-curricular activities helps to break the monotony of books while providing a healthy outlet for relaxation. Through involvement in co-curricular activities in school, students also get to interact with fellow students whom they share same interests and hobbies, hence form close friendships that extend to the classroom. I, therefore, urge you to take up co-curricular activities of your interest particularly the Form Ones when you join your new schools. Hassan Malik Mohamed, Garissa January 26, 2014 sunday nation pen pals ARNOLD THURANIRA, ST. PIUS SEMINARY HIGH SCHOOL, P.O. BOX 5-60202, NKUBU. Age: 17, Hobbies: Dancing, reading novels, swimming and making new friends. Would like pen pals from Tanzania, USA, Russia, Canada, Sweden, Rwanda and Kenya. SARAH NDINDA, KERERI GIRLS SCHOOL, P.O. BOX 300, KISII. Age: 16, Hobbies: Dancing, listening to music, travelling, swimming, drawing and reading novels. Would like pen pals from Turkey, South Africa, Mexico, Rwanda Australia and South Korea. quotes 1 )) The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship. - FRANCIS BACON 2 )) To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe. - ANATOLE FRANCE 3)) One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals. And so when I hear about negative and false attacks, I really don’t invest any energy in them, because I know who I am. - MICHELLE OBAMA (AMERICA’S FIRST LADY) 4 )) If you want to succeed in the world you must make your own opportunities as you go on. The man who waits for some seventh wave to toss him on dry land will find that the seventh wave is a long time coming. You can commit no greater folly than to sit by the roadside until someone comes along and invites you to ride with him to wealth or influence. - JOHN B. GOUGH LINDA MOMANYI, KISUMU GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL, P.O. BOX 811, KISUMU. Age: 18, Hobbies: Dancing, swimming, watching movies and listening to music. Would like pen pals from Tanzania, Sweden, Uganda and Australia. ESTHER KANDIE, OLE TIPIS GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL, P.O. BOX 177, NAROK. Age: 18, Hobbies: Swimming, drawing, dancing, travelling and listening to music. Would like pen pals from Germany, Zambia, USA, South Africa and Korea. ESTHER MUNENE, NAKURU GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL, P.O. BOX 1352, NAKURU. Age: 18, Hobbies: Watching football, dancing, travelling and swimming. Would like pen pals from Uganda, Korea, Sweden and India. DOREEN MWANGI, MARIARI GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL, P.O. BOX 2159, EMBU. Age: 16 Hobbies: Dancing, making friends, swimming and cooking. Would like pen pals from Rwanda, USA, India, Sweden, Uganda and Japan. our team GROUP MANAGING EDITOR - WEEKEND: Eric Obino EDITOR: Liz Gitonga-Wanjohi CONTRIBUTORS: Mworia Muchina, Patricia Mundia, Samuel Muigai, Steve Muthini, Sheila Okongo, Frankline Akhubula PHOTOGRAPHIC EDITOR:Joan Pereruan CHIEF GRAPHIC DESIGNER: Roger Mogusu DESIGNER: Collins Cheruiyot What is your comment about Lupita Nyongo’s nomination in the Best Supporting Actress category for this year’s Oscar awards? Joys Kimani: Shows that Kenyans can also do great things. Njeri Kibe:An Oscar award is something that almost every actor/ actress dreams of. It shows just how international she has flown. Our locals should give their best to reach where she is. She’s our role model. Congrats Lupita, you can beat Julia Roberts. Tom Kahoya: The nomination gives morale to young Kenyans in the film industry. It shows with determination and hard work one can excel even on the international scene. Marrie Mary: It’s good, it boosts morale and unites Kenyans. It is also a historic moment for Kenya since it’s a first Kenyan nomination for the Oscars... All the best Lupita!! Maxin Kariuki Mwangi: It proves that besides athletics we’re capable of shining in other fields. Follow us on our Young Nation Facebook page DENNIS ONTITA, GUSII HIGHLIGHT HIGH SCHOOL, P.O. BOX 3697, KISII. Age: 16, Hobbies: Travelling, reading novels, dancing, swimming and watching football. Would like pen pals from Australia, Rwanda, Kenya and Burundi. HELLEN CHICHIR, KIPSIGIS GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL, P.O. BOX 194, KERICHO. Age: 17, Hobbies: Singing, dancing, reading novels and travelling. Would like pen pals from Australia, Kenya, Uganda and India. Send penpal requests to: My penpal, Young Nation, P. O. Box 49010 Nairobi or email at firstname.lastname@example.org Remember to put it in your email address.
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