A Senior Secondary School, SSS 3 student of the New Christian Power Center (CPC) International Schools, Miss Favour Alih, has clinched the first prize in a poetry blast competition.
Miss Alih emerged overall winner in the competition held recently and smiled to the bank with the N50, 000 top prize.
The competition was organized for students in the junior and senior secondary school levels and drew participation from over 200 schools in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) with about 6000 students displaying their talents.
According to the organizers, Miss Assumpta Kevin and Austine Chinedu, the aim of the poetry blast competition is to discover young Nigerians gifted in the act of creative writing and bringing them to the limelight.
The age grade event with the theme, “Save Today for Tomorrow” was conducted in various elimination stages.
The CPC International School was thrown into a fit of joy and celebration at the announcement of the result of the poetry blast which several other students from the school participated.
Miss Alih’s parents and siblings were not left out in the celebration even as other parents from the school’s Parents Teachers Association (PTA) WhatsApp forum flooded the platform with encomiums for her excellent performance.
Meanwhile, teachers who coached Alih and other students that participated in the competition shared in Alih’s joy, beating their chest about the good fruit of their labour.
Meanwhile, the students of the CPC School, located in Dawaki Extension opposition Gwarimpa Estate, were also not left out in the celebration of the exceptional performance of their colleague.
The school’s proprietress and senior pastor of the New Christian Power Centre International Church, Rev. Dr. Mrs Charity Edeki, expressed elation at the performance of Miss Alih and attributed it to the sound learning the children of CPC International School are exposed to.
According to her, since its inception, the school has been putting up excellent performance in its academic and extra-curricular activities which, she said, stands the school out.
Edeki reiterated her call on government to support private schools at the primary and secondary levels saying that they are playing a major role in moulding the country’s future leaders.