On the eve of National Unity Day, the best Minsk schoolchildren and first-year students received diplomas and cash prizes. One hundred people are winners of national and international Olympiads, contests and tournaments. Among the most demanded disciplines are the Belarusian language, physics and geography. 27 people received awards for sports and creative achievements. In addition to Olympiads and competitions, schoolchildren took part in scientific conferences. The winners of national and international Olympiads received another pleasant bonus – the opportunity to enter the country's universities out of competition.