Recently, the regional contest “Abay Readings” was held among 10-11th grade students in honor of the 175th anniversary of the great Kazakh poet – Abay Kunanbayev at the Shakarim Semey State University. Ansagan Serikkyzy, a 10 “K” grade student won the first place in this contest.- Ansagan knows by heart 105 verses of Abai. Thanks to the careful preparation, she went through three stages of the competition. They were all difficult. First, it was necessary to memorize the verses of Abai, then the words of edification and masterfully read any passage from the novel “The Way of Abai. “In the last round, the jury asked questions to determine how much the students know Abay,”- said the student’s teacher Akbota Zhaysanbayeva. It is worth noting that, along with being the winner of the competition, her mentor was awarded with a special diploma, certificate and letters of gratitude.