By Michael Opiyo
Former St. Lilyanna pupil, Odero Danata made history when he emerged among top four candidates nationally in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examination (KSCE) 2017. The boy who sat the exam at Lenana School scored grade A of 86.56 points.
In 2013 when he sat Primary Certificate Primary Education (KCPE) at St Lilyanna he scored 419 marks out of a possible 500. He was among top 20 in Kajiado County. There was celebration at St. Lilyanna Preparatory School his alma mater when it was realized that their former candidate had taken position four countrywide. St. Lilyanna Preparatory School’s Managing Director, Mary Gicheru congratulating the school’s former pupil said: “This is a very clear indication that our, former pupils have done us proud by enabling the school to shine through their tremendous academic achievement. Through our academic and co-curriculum activities our candidates also shine at Secondary level.”
Danata attributed his achievement to discipline, prayer and hardwork.
“I appreciate my parents and teachers for the support they gave me. There was no time wasted and now there are celebrations out of their support,” he noted.
“My dream to become a surgeon and to study at Havard University is set to become a reality.,” he said.
According to Lenana School Principal, William K. Kemei, the boy was very committed, disciplined and created good relationship with his teachers.
“Danata was very active, too, in co-curricular activities, being in charge of the chapel as the Chapel committee member; and out of eight subjects he scored 7As, except in Biology,” said the Principal.