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KCSE fortunes for top students- Part II

18 scholars in the Equity Bank University Sponsorship & Leadership Programme have received full  scholarships in 2013 to study in world leading universities to pursue various courses of study. The programme, which was started in 1998, rewards the top performing boy and girl in KCSE in every district where the Bank has a branch, by offering them an opportunity to intern at Equity Bank before they join university, either in Kenya or abroad. In addition, the programme assists scholars to prepare for the SAT tests- a prerequisite when applying to American universities. The students are also helped to consider their
strengths and ambitions, and select colleges at which they would thrive.  
Source: Equity Bank Foundation Publication. 
9. Leonard Ngetich
Age: 19 Years | Year Joined: 2012
Ashesi University
Former student Tenwek High School
Leonard enjoyed Math in school and participated in several contests held across different parts of the country. He was the Chairman of Wildlife Club. Leonard enjoyed athletics and participated in several races at an inter-school and district level.

10. Stephen Laboso
Age: 19 Years | Year Joined: 2012
Cornell University/ Vassar College/ Wesleyan University
Former student Sacho High School.
Stephen was the best boy in Baringo County in the 2011 KCSE examinations. He was the Football Captain in his high school. He is a member of Pioneer Football Club in Eldoret town. Stephen, who is also a KenSAP scholar, enjoys singing and took part in the music and cultural festivals, where his choir made it to the national levels.

11. Victor Gitau
Age: 19 Years | Year Joined: 2012
Yale University
Former student Alliance High School
Victor was ranked position 2 nationally in the 2011 KCSE Examinations. He was the Sports Captain, and played in the Rugby Team, a sport he enjoys till today. His good character and strong academic performance led him to be selected for a 2 month
Exchange Programme in the USA. Victor aspires to study Bio-Medical Engineering at Yale University.

12. Lavender Otieno
Age: 19 Years | Year Joined: 2012
Cambridge University (UK)
Former student Starehe Girls
Lavender participated in a number of extra-curricular activities and leadership positions in her high school years. She was the Entertainment Prefect in her senior years. She is also quite talented in performing arts and served as the School Poet for four years. Lavender also served as the Christian Union Vice Chairlady and the Girl Guide Parade Commander. After high school, Lavender was elected the Governor for the Global Give-Back circle. At Cambridge, Lavender aspires to study Natural Sciences, with a bias to Physics.

13. Anthony Kariuki
Age: 19 Years | Year Joined: 2011
Brown University
Former student Nairobi School
Anthony was the 21st best student in the country in the 2011 KCSE. At school he served as the Library Prefect and the captain of the school’s lawn tennis team. He presented Physics talk up to national level competitions in the Annual Science Congress and was a member of the school choir for three years.

14. Elsie Akinyi Odhiambo
Age: 19 Years | Year Joined: 2012
Smith College
Former student Kisumu Girls High School
Elsie was ranked best girl in Nyanza Province and 66th best girl in the country. She enjoyed all subjects in high school uniformly, and managed to get certificates for ‘best in subject’ across all the subjects- Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Business and Geography. Elsie also participated in Science Congress. She played hockey and took her team to the provincial level, where she won a certificate of excellence.

15. Charity Karanja
Age: 20 Years | Year Joined: 2011
Cornell University
Former student Mahiga Girls
Charity was very active in her high school years. She was the Class Representative for both Mathematics and Geography; she was also the class prefect from form two to form four, chaired the Geography club and was Vice Chairlady for the Kiswahili Club as well as the Treasurer for the Environmental Club. Charity enjoys and plays Table Tennis. She aims to study Applied Mathematics and Economics.

16. Clinton Kebiro
Age: 19 Years | Year Joined: 2011
University of Pennsylvania
Former student Maseno High School
Clinton was the 20th best student at the national level in the 2011 KCSE examinations. He has always had a passion for mathematics, and won several math contests while still in high school. He won the Iten Math Contest three years in a row from Form 2- Form 4. He also led the school to the national levels in the Maths Olympiad. Clinton served as the Dormitory Prefect in his third and fourth year of high school. He started a theatre group in his home area Kajiado, shortly after completing his high school education. He also serves as an active member of The Red Cross Society. Clinton aspires to study Electrical Engineering.

17. Diana Mong’are
Age: 19 Years | Year Joined: 2012
Duke University/ Williams College/ Yale University/ University of
Pennsylvania (Huntsman Program)
Former student Kenya High School
Diana was ranked 12th nationally in the 2011 KCSE examinations. She participated in the Drama Festivals up to national level and also participated in beauty pageants, where she won the beauty pageants at her school two years in a row. Her passion for math also saw her win a National Math Contest where she received a scholarship to study Financial Economics at Strathmore University. In 2012, Diana participated in the Anzisha Competition for young entrepreneurs across Africa, where she won 1st Runners Up Prize of $20,000 for her business that focuses on recycling of waste material.

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