Young Kenyan acrobat Wendy Waeni Syombua has started her secondary school education.
The globally recognized gymnast was among thousands of anxious Form One students who started reporting to school from Monday this week.
Waeni, 13, in spite of her hectic schedule, scored an impressive 340 marks out of a possible 500 in last year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education exams.
She scored 69% in English, 69% in Kiswahili, 60% in Mathematics, 74% in Science and 68% in Social Studies to guarantee a spot in one of the top provincial schools in the country – St. George’s Girls Secondary School in Nairobi.
Waeni was admitted on Wednesday on a State-sponsored scholarship.
Taking to social media, Waeni said she was happy and ready for the next phase of her education.
She also shared pictures posing in her new school uniform looking quite sharp and ready for high school. In one of the pictures, Waeni posed with St.George’s Principal Lucy Rukunga.
“Finally admitted at St Georges Girls High School. Am really happy to join High School today,” wrote Waeni.
Waeni was recently named the UNICEF’s Inspirational and Enthusiastic Young Champion Ambassador, just days after sitting her final exams.
She started acrobatics at the tender age of four and has performed for prominent dignitaries and world leaders, including Presidents Uhuru Kenyatta, Paul Kagame of Rwanda, John Mahama of Ghana and the British Prime Minister David Cameron.