But, of course, academic prowess is not everything. My school provided me with a great opportunity to find and express the inclinations I never knew I had. The school newspaper “Know How” was established in 1993 with exactly this purpose in mind – to form a favorable atmosphere for the development of students’ talents. Since I got in there, I found my real interest in life – drawing. I drew illustrations and caricatures for the newspaper’s issues and a number of contests and feel that my skills in this field have grown considerably since the time I started, which may be proved by several prize-winning places in national contests. Now, when I have 7 years of drawing and more than a thousand pictures under my belt, I may say with confidence that it is what I want to do in future.