From Uganda to America


Tiana Deeds

Peace Bakwega

Tiana Deeds, Staff writer

Imagine moving to  all the way to Augusta from Uganda. Sounds crazy, right?But that’s exactly what one of our newest additions to the Razorback family did.

Cross Creek is a melting pot of various backgrounds; everyone has their own unique identity. But for Peace Bakwega, hers is a little different.

Peace is a junior and she is from Kampala, Uganda. Kampala is the capital and largest city in Uganda.

She said the school system in her home country is different than American school systems.

Peace explained that the Uganda school system is divided into a National level, which teaches Uganda curriculum, and International level, which teaches British and American curriculums.

She also mentioned that the schools here are much larger in size and that there are far more people who attend the schools here.

Already, Peace says she feels at home here.

“Yeah, I am enjoying it,” she said. “It’s a new experience.”

Peace feels that a downside is that there are more fights at this school than she’s used to back home.

But overall, Peace also said she likes the students here.

“They’re fun and and interesting,” she said.  “The way they carry themselves is interesting.”

Peace said her family  “felt it proper” that she attended a school in America to make it easier to get into a college.

After high school, Peace plans to attend Savannah College of Art and Design. She will major in architecture and minor in interior design and photography.