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Sky is the limit for star in the making

GENERATION NEXT
By | August 28th 2011

By Nikko Tanui

Many take co-curricular activities as unnecessary, but for Mercy Koech, this is one avenue that is making her a force to reckon with. Whenever she takes the stage to perform, she leaves no doubt that she is a true star in the making.

The 13-year-old’s talent saw her conquer the district, county and provincial drama festivals held earlier this year. She emerged the fourth overall pupil in the festivals with her solo verse, I dream I dreamt.

In the verse, the standard six pupil at Highlands Primary School, Kericho, expresses her frustrations and urges parents to let their children to chart their own way in life without undue interferences.

Since then, the bold girl has done more than dream. She has landed invites to perform in various local forums and events. These include events such as the recent Kericho-based tea multi-national company tree planting day and the district Education Day where she interacted with local leaders.

Mercy is talent and brains all rolled in one. Her enthusiasm for performance has not affected her academic performance.

Her headmaster, Josiah Lang’at, reveals that she is a brilliant pupil whose record speaks for itself. She topped her class last term.

The young performer, whose favourite subject is mathematics, seems destined for bigger things. She has since been picked as a member of the Children’s Parliament.

She is, however, not alone as talent runs in the family. Her father is a guitarist with a Kericho-based local recording studio and an artiste in his own right. He has recorded three albums.

The easy-going girl, who loves basketball and athletics, reveals that her dream is to one day become a renown actress and musician.

Thus for Mercy, this is only the beginning to achieving her dream of getting to the top in the field of performing arts.

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