With the support of East Mining Company, the municipal contest "Pupil of the Year" among high school students was held in Uglegorsk district.
Two participants at once celebrated victories in the competition. The title "Pupil of the Year 2019" was divided between Alexey Yelaev, a pupil of Uglegorsk school No. 1, and Arina Martynko, a pupil of USOSH Secondary school No. 5. They scored the same number of points.
The contestants demonstrated a high level of preparation. Alexey and Arina submitted the projects related to Uglegorsk district to the jury. Arina Martynko proposed to organize a year-round indoor skating rink in Uglegorsk. The rink is popular with many residents of the area, but it is open only in winter. Alexey's project was related to an actual and already historical location in Uglegorsk - the old staircase that connects two streets of the city. The pupil presented his version of the renovation of the important place. This helped him to become one of the winners of the competition.
The competitors developed a whole system for implementing their ideas. This was fully appreciated by the jury and brought them a well-deserved victory.
The winners were given the Mayor’s award "Young talent" and money certificates from East Mining Company.
The company regularly supports events for younger people in Uglegorsk district. Such competitions are an important motivation of children for self-realization, a good incentive to development, contributing to social activity of young people and their mature citizenship.