Class of: 2015
School: Waitakere College
Scholarship Partner: Hall's Group Limited
Alyssa is a Prefect, Peer mentor and previously a Junior Student Leader. She has represented her school at netball while achieving excellent NCEA Level 1 results.
A combined interest in both science and animals has meant Alyssa is very keen to pursue a degree in either Veterinary Science or Marine Biology. Alyssa and her family are very involved in The Humane Society of New Zealand and foster and rehabilitate dogs for adoption.
"Alyssa is an excellent role model for other students. Her kind and caring nature draws people to her," said Principal Mark Shanahan.
Sport is an important part of Alyssa's life but when a back injury meant she had to stop physical activity to recover, she was determined to find other outlets. A new passion for drawing and photography has inspired her to add another project to her long-term goals. She'd like to design a house to make life easier for the members of her family who have health challenges.