Mirengeri Diallo

Mirengeri Large 18 years old, will be attending University of Cambridge, UK from September 2022. Mirengeri was awarded a Beacon Scholarship for University in May 2021, and held a Beacon Schools Scholarship from 2018 to 2021.   

Mirengeri has accepted a deferred offer to study towards a BA in Human, Social and Political Science at Trinity College, Cambridge. She has pursued the IB Diploma Programme at International School of Tanganyika (IST), achieving high grades throughout, and receiving several academic awards.

She has been very engaged with all aspects of cultural life at IST. She has acted in and directed plays, made films, and was offered a place on the Interlochen Arts Camp; she was also awarded a full scholarship for the online Summer Academy of the New York Times.

Mirengeri was an active student leader and was appointed President of the Student Council, hosting International Day and leading assemblies, including organising the school’s first online assembly during remote learning. She was voted by her peers to be the first speaker at the IST 2021 graduation ceremony. 

As co-leader of Amnesty International at IST, she organised a Write to Rights week, had workshops, visited classes and led a group of 20 students. During remote learning, she started a magazine focusing on youth issues, assembled a core team, wrote articles, created a website, and published it online. She received the AISA Award for Excellence (Association of International Schools in Africa), awarded to one student per school to recognise community/service activities. 

Beacon Workshop Participation

Mirengeri's 2021 Summer Beacon Citizenship Project was about empowering people living with disabilities.

In Leadership Workshops, Mirengeri is a positive contributor, communicator and collaborator. Her delivery and expression are excellent, and she brings passion to all her presentations.