Kika receives her award from Carleton University President, Alastair Summerlee
Kika is congratulated by her father, Professor Nduka Otiono
Black Ottawa Scene’s Youth Editor Kika Otiono, has added yet another laurel to her already bulging list of academic and community awards. This time it was an award for academic excellence from Carleton University, presented to her by the University President Alastair Summerlee. Kika had previously been honoured with the following awards: Certificate of Recognition: Volunteer Service and Academic Excellence; Carleton University Dean’s Honour List Scholar; Annunciation of Our Lord Parish Youth Bursary Award; OCDSB Silver Medal for Academics; TD Canada Trust Scholarship for Community Leadership; SHAD Valley Prestige Scholarship of Excellence; 2016 Black History Month Essay Contest Winner; 2016 Black History Ottawa Community Builder Award for Youth Leadership, and Youth Achievement Award. She is currently enrolled at Carleton University, in the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Humanities, combined Honours degree program in Humanities and Biology.
Photo credit: Nduka Otiono