The Daraja girls proved themselves a force to be reckoned with in public speaking and poetry recital last weekend at the district Music and Poetry Festival. Out of 11 participants, 10 will carry on to the regional competition to compete against students from Laikipia Central, East, North and West.

The most outstanding effort of the day came from Alice N. from Form 2. Not only did she place first for her recital of a poem in English, she entered the Form 4 competition against students two years her academic senior.

Alice N. came first in the Form 4 competition; she's a Form 2 student

Several other Daraja girls came first in their categories – in Form 1, Irene N. placed first in English public speaking; in Form 2, Teddy took the top position for an English poem recital; in Form 3, Cate led the pack in Swahili public speaking, and Betty took first place for English poem recital.

Four students competed and placed in Swahili poetry recital, or Shairi. Jessica in Form 1 came in third place; Form 2’s Rosalia placed second; and in Form 3, Emily and Moni