ILS 11th grader Lev Novitsky spent the summer holidays most usefully, as he was named among the winners at the Primorsky regional stage of the All-Russian "21st Century Leader" competition for the heads of children's and youth public associations.
“The competition had three stages: debate management, team resolution of outside-the-box tasks, and a presentations and projects contest,” Lev explains. “The judges assessed our ability to conduct talks, persuade listeners to support our views, and find optimal solutions to difficult tasks.”
The regional stage of the competition is organized by the Primorsky Regional Department of Youth Affairs, and the judges are:
Lev's opponents included university students as well as high school students, which meant that he had to demonstrate exceptional scholarship and resourcefulness when carrying out tasks.
“I called my project for the final stage of the competition Prep School for Russian National Exams EGE and OGE", Lev explains. “The idea was for students achieving a perfect result of 100 points to lead the prep courses. I believe they are the ones who can properly explain how best to organize your preparation for these final exams, where to focus your attention, and what surprises could be waiting for you on the tests.”
Lev handled all his tasks skillfully and took second place in the category “Leaders of local children’s and youth public associations, 16-17 years of age”.
“We congratulate Lev and are proud of his successes,” says ILS Principal Olga Shevchenko. “We believe that this is a perfectly logical result. Lev Novitsky is one of those students who use every opportunity to obtain new skills and knowledge. During the summer, Lev worked as a volunteer at the Priority Center camp, successfully completed olympiad courses in economics, and, not waiting for the new academic year, began preparing for the Russian national mathematics exam. We wish Lev continued success in his studies, as well as in his public and volunteer work.”