March, 24th. 18th International Contest The Upper Ball: Intelligence + Beauty = Student was held in SPbUHSS. Vladislava Yakovenko (Donetsk) won the first prize.

This annual contest gives talented girls school-leavers a unique chance to become students in one of the best Russian high educational institutes entering free of pay according to the contest’s results.

Eighteen girls from more than 3000 applicants were chosen to participate in the final contest.

Participants prepared during 10 days before the final contest having foreign languages study, dancing, stage speaking, dramatic, musical and sport trainings.

Academician Alexander Zapesotsky, Rector of SPbUHSS and Svetlana Smirnova, theater and cinema actress, the graduate 2005 of SPbUHSS emceed the final show– the bright and exiting contest of intellect and beauty.

Vladislava Yakovenko from Donetsk became the winner of the contest.

She gets as a prize an admission to the SPbUHSS free of fees on the chosen specialty and moreover a car Skoda Rapid from the sponsor company “Griffin-Auto”.

The second prize won Alina Anisimova from Kokshetau (Kazakhstan); the third place won Gulchachak Akbitova from Naberezhnyie Chelny (Tatarstan, Russia).

Publication date: 24 march 2015