Awarded Students

group-photoHigh School Graduates
Villitracia
Triza
Peris

Seniors
Paul
Gidraf

Juniors
Lydia
Marion

Sophomores
Margaret
Vincent

Freshmen

Joyce

Villitracia

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Villitracia in her fourth year

Villitracia is one of our first scholars to graduate from Christ the King High School. During high school, she participated in student government, serving as a class representative and Liturgical Executive (religious representative). She also ran track, especially enjoying the steeplechase. She has a powerful gift for public speaking and can hold the attention of a room while telling a story, which often ends in laughter. Her letters often relate funny situations she has found herself in to the amusement of her friends.

Villitracia excelled in many subjects in school, but she particularly loved Biology and Christian Studies. She is currently working part-time and taking short-courses, but hopes to begin an advanced degree program in medical studies or business in September 2017.

Villitracia is fortunate to come from a supportive family with a mother, father, and younger sister and brother. In 2007, the family fled their home in the ethnic violence that followed the presidential election (hundreds of thousands of people were displaced in the violence that lasted months). They resettled in Nakuru where they were able to start their lives again. At Christ the King Boarding School, WSI paid her school fees, purchased school supplies (including school uniforms and bedding), and paid for extra tutoring. Villitracia’s letters are full of her characteristic love and thanks to WSI donors: “Thank you all of you who are sponsoring me, for your kind hearts because you have helped with open hands. May you continue being blessed by God and may his blessings be with you wherever you go. I love you all.”

longer profile of Villitracia is on our blog.

Triza

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Triza in her fourth year

Triza is also a recent graduate of Christ the King Girls Boarding School. She says in her letters that her time at school have made her more outgoing, joyous, and friendly. She enjoys drama, because it lets her learn how other people live. During high school, Triza excelled in course like Chemistry, Geography, and Business Studies.

Triza’s love of learning and dedication to her studies have paid-off in the last year, as she scored in the 87th percentile on the national exam for high school seniors. She is now working part-time and taking short-courses, but will likely begin pursuing a degree in Education or Commerce in September.

Triza grew up with her father, step-mother, sister, and two brothers. At Christ the King Boarding School, WSI paid her school fees, purchased school supplies (including school uniforms and bedding), and paid for extra tutoring. Triza writes, “I would really love to thank you for the support you have been giving to us such as paying for our tuition. Know that you are one of the best gifts I have ever received from God, you are a blessing to my life.”

Peris

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Peris in her fourth year

Peris finished her final year at Christ the King Girls Boarding School and graduated in November 2016. She was a well-rounded student who played netball, participated in math competitions, and engaged in student government. She is still driven to excellence, setting goals for herself and promising to work hard in her letters.

During her high school career, Peris was very academically successful. She earned top-marks in many classes, including Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. On the national exam for high school seniors, Peris scored in the outstandingly-high 97th percentile! She hopes to pursue a degree in either Architecture or Civil Engineering beginning in September.

Peris grew up in up in an unstable household. Her single mother did not earn enough to support her children and was occasionally absent, forcing Peris as the eldest girl to leave school to care for her brothers and sisters for months at a time. As a result she is a few years older than her classmates. At Christ the King Boarding School, WSI paid her school fees, purchased school supplies (including school uniforms and bedding), and paid for extra tutoring. Peris is grateful for the opportunity to continue school: “Thank you very much for your support that you have given to me. You are the best thing that has ever happened in my life.”

Paul

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Paul in his third year

Paul finished his third year at Loreto Nakuru School for Boys in November 2016. He enjoys soccer, rugby, and agriculture, which is his favorite class. He is also a member of the school “environment club” that does activities like planting flowers and maintaining the school grounds. In his first year, he scored the highest on a test in Agriculture and was invited to go with upperclass students to visit an agriculture college outside town, which he enjoyed. Paul also wrote about enjoying a field trip to Lake Victoria, a several-hour bus ride from his school, where they saw a hundred-year-old tortoise, ate “all types of fish,” and went on a boat ride.

 

In Spring 2017, Paul was enrolled in eight classes: English, Swahili, Math, Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Christian Studies, and Business. His best grades are in Geography, Biology, and Business. He was ranked 5th out of 45 students in his class.

Paul was raised by his single father. His mother died when he was young. He is the youngest of three siblings. His father works odd jobs to support the family, such as delivering water by bike. He sees his family on visiting days. WSI pays his school fees, purchases school supplies (including school uniforms and bedding), and pays for extra tutoring. Paul writes, “I pray to God to help you for your good work you are doing. Thank you.”

  

Gidraf

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Gidraf in his third year

Gidraf finished his third year at Loreto Nakuru School for Boys in November 2016. He plays several sports, but his favorite is rugby. He is also “class prefect,” which means he is the representative for his grade – and that he doesn’t have to do morning duties anymore, for which he is thankful. He is a careful planner who makes goals and schedules for himself, and if he does not reach them, he adjusts. He gets his best grades in the sciences – courses like Biology and Chemistry. His least favorite class is agriculture, because he doesn’t like digging in the dirt. He says his dream is to visit the US someday.

In Spring 2017, Gidraf was enrolled in eight classes: English, Swahili, Math, Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Christian Studies, and Business. He was ranked 6th out of 45 students in his class.

Gidraf was raised by his single mother as the eldest of six children. Money was tight and while in primary school he performed odd jobs to earn money for his family.  At school, he sees his family on visiting days. WSI pays his school fees, purchases school supplies (including school uniforms and bedding), and pays for extra tutoring. Gidraf says “I am very grateful” for the support WSI provides him. “Thank you very much and God bless you all.”

Lydia

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Lydia in her second year

Lydia finished her second year at Christ the King Girls Boarding School in November 2016. She says that she finds school “very interesting and fun” but also challenging. She is a fan of British Premier League soccer (as are most Kenyans), watching the games when she’s on break from school and playing on the school team. In her letters she demonstrates a desire to understand and perform well in the classes that she struggles in and is clearly focused on her academics. She is smart, earnest, and has high aspirations: “I have been dreaming to be a professor of biology, physics, or mathematics like Professor Shiela who came to our school last term. I really admired her.”

 

In Spring 2017, Lydia was enrolled in eight classes: English, Swahili, Math, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Christian Studies, and Business. Her best grades are in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. She ranked 7th out of 73 students.

Lydia comes from a difficult home where she and her sister suffered abuse from their father. At Christ the King Boarding School, WSI pays her school fees, purchases school supplies (including school uniforms and bedding), and pays for extra tutoring. She is grateful for WSI’s support: “I appreciate the sponsorship you have offered me because it was something that I did not expect, I was worried that I would not be able to join a good secondary school but I kept on praying to God and indeed you came to my aid.”

Marion

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Marion in her second year

Marion finished her second year at Christ the King Girls Boarding School in November 2016. At school, she enjoys history, “because we get to know more about the origin of man and how man developed.” She plays sports, including volleyball and netball (a british sport, like basketball but the nets do not have backboards and dribbling or moving with the ball is not allowed). She has also joined the math club. In primary school she participated in drama, dance, and poetry recitation. She is friendly, bright, and outgoing.

 

In Spring 2017, Marion was enrolled in eight classes: English, Swahili, Math, Biology, Chemistry, History, Christian Studies, and Business. Her best grades are in History and Chemistry. She ranked 16th out of 73 students.

Marion was raised by her mother alone after her father died from HIV. At Christ the King Boarding School, WSI pays her school fees, purchases school supplies (including school uniforms and bedding), and pays for extra tutoring.  Her thanks in her own words:In her own words.pngIn her own words 2

Margaret

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L to R: Triza, Katie, Peris, and Villitracia. More pictures

Margaret finished her first year at Christ the King Girls Boarding School in November 2016. She is now 16 years old and greatly enjoying her new school. Margaret is currently enrolled in twelve classes and is particularly excelling in Biology, History, Agriculture, and Religious Studies. She is ranked 14th out of 78 students. Margaret grew up in the Bondeni slum area of Nakuru. More details will be available as we get more letters from her.

 

Vincent

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Vincent in his first year

Vincent finished his first year at Loreto Nakuru School for Boys in November 2016. He has won the hearts of his teachers and classmates, as he is one of the top academically-achieving students in whole school. In the last year, he also won a regional award for a poetry recitation, participates in school government, and is a star on the school soccer team. His shy, humble demeanor only adds to his likability.  Vincent is enrolled in eleven classes and scores high marks in English, History, Chemistry, and Swahili class. He is ranked 5th out of 61 students in his class. More details will be available as we get more letters from him.

 

 

 

 

Joyce

Joyce when she finished primary school

Joyce is the oldest of five children.  Joyce started her freshman year at Christ the King Girls Boarding School in February 2017.  At school, she enjoys playing netball and her favorite subject is Christian Religious Studies.

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