Ethiopian teen wins 2016 Eutelsat Star Award


The 2016 Eutelsat Star Awards in Best Overall Essay was given to Ethiopian Leoul Mesfin, a 16 year old senior student from Gibson School Systems. An event was organized by DStv to recognize Leoul’s achievements as well as to highlight the importance of stimulating interest in science and technology and to inspire innovative thinking among secondary and high school students across the continent. The Eutelsat Star Award is a competition that is open to 14 to 19 year old students in 42 countries. Students are invited to write an essay or design a poster depicting how innovative use of satellite technology in the fields of communication, earth observation or navigation can propel Africa into the future.