Nicole Mgomella

Nicole large14 years old, attending International School of Tanganyika, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Nicole was awarded a Beacon Scholarship in June 2021.

Nicole previously attended Braeburn International School where she excelled academically across the board, especially in Science and Maths, and was also keen on Art. She has a zeal to acquire knowledge and her Effort grades are always high. 

Nicole was named as one of the school's "Sports leaders" who are tasked with supporting other Year Groups. She was Senior Captain for multiple sports (football, basketball, netball, and athletics), representing the school. She achieved a Grade 3 Music Theory Distinction, plays guitar and piano, and has performed in school concerts; and has had a major role in a whole-school production.

She leads with a passion that lifts others and is much loved by staff and students. She gained leadership awards in year Year 6 and 7 and was Student Council Rep for 2 years. Nicole has been involved with the local Model United Nations (MUN) community through the school club. She also leads and supports female peers to engage in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) activities.

Nicole has been actively involved with the Community Service Project workforce, through which she takes part in beach clean-up, tree planting and recycling, helps at orphanages, and leads young children in training for holy communion in the church community.

Beacon Workshop Participation

As a new Beacon Scholar, Nicole spoke about her service activities. She educated younger students about how to help their community and was involved in a project that addressed the stigma against people with albinism.