The competition for the best essay caused a wide response among Latvian schoolchildren, in the organization of which, together with the editorial staff of the newspaper Segodnya, the Latvian Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature, the Rietumu Charity Fund, our academy also took part. She has established special prizes for high school students.
In this group, the first place was taken by a pupil of the Riga secondary school No. 72 Maxim Matveyuk, two second – Maria Nikolaeva from the Daugavpils school “Center” and Viviana Shcherbakova from the Riga school No. 40, three third places were taken by Mikhail Panik from the Riga school of Ostwald, Valery Mozoleva from Pushkin Lyceum and Sofia Matveeva from Liepaja school №7. All of them were awarded special certificates of the Baltic International Academy, which entitle them to receive a discount in the payment of the first year of study at the BMA in the amount of 25 to 100 percent, depending on the place taken in the competition.
These certificates were presented to the winners of the competition on June 15 by BIA board member, professor Valery Nikiforov. He warmly congratulated the awardees and noted that the Academy is always interested in the influx of competent and creative applicants.
The editor-in-chief of the newspaper “Segodnya” Andrey Shvedov presented well-deserved awards for his part. He wished the winners to continue not to lose interest in literary creativity, not only to write, but also to study the press and use it to expand their horizons.
After the awarding ceremony, the winners got acquainted with the academy in compliance with the anticovid safety rules. They visited the Hall of Memory and Glory of Valentin Pikul, the Vladimir Vysotsky Museum, the Roerichs’ gallery, the Russian Center and examined the exposition of the BiArt student gallery. And everywhere they learned a lot of interesting things for themselves.
In the pictures: Professor Valery Nikiforov and Editor-in-Chief Andrey Shvedov are presenting awards to the winner of the competition, Maxim Matveyuk. The museum curator Olga Noginova introduces the winners of the competition to the museum of Vladimir Vysotsky.
Photo by Christina Lyakhova and Vladimir Starkov.
BIA Press Service.