A student of the African Church Model College, Lagos, Adenuga Adeniyi, has emerged winner of the third annual national Teens Think essay competition.
Adeniyi who contested against 14 other finalists, distinguished himself with his remarkable writing and presentation skills to earn the prestigious title of national champion for the essay competition.
All 15 finalists developed and presented an essay on the topic, ‘Cultural integration as a way of life.’
The winners took home prizes ranging from cash,
laptops, educational games, books, and merchandise products from diverse sponsors.
Also, over 400 entries were received from all states of the federation.
Speaking at the award ceremony, the convener and founder, Teens Think, Mrs Kehinde Olesin, said submissions received this year were of high quality, stating that the event had continued to be famous among young scholars in the country.
“TeensThink believes in the power of education and leadership as catalysts for change. We strive to equip teenagers with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to navigate the complexities of our multicultural world.
“Through our programs, workshops, and mentorship, we empower young minds to be proactive agents of cultural integration. I am thrilled with the fantastic response that we received this year. It is heartening to see so many young people with a passion for writing and storytelling,” she said.
While addressing the students on the need to embrace cultural integration, Veteran Nollywood actress, Iretiola Doyle, described the teenagers as torchbearers, who had the power to break down barriers, challenge stereotypes, and foster understanding among diverse communities.
“You are the totality of your thought process and you have to keep reinventing yourselves as many times as possible to achieve the future that you seek,” she added.
Chairman Advisory Board for Teens Think, Adeboye Adeyemi, urged the students to continue to thrive in good morals and academic excellence, describing them as future leaders that
had the potential of becoming exceptional nation-builders in the future.