Anika Hayden

Class of: 2010
School: Avondale College
Scholarship Partner: Auckland DHB Charitable Trust
Anika comes highly recommended from the Principal of Avondale College who describes her as 'a conscientious and mature student who consistently achieves top academic results. She has a positive work ethic and an enthusiastic approach to her studies.' In 2009, Anika achieved highly in her University of Cambridge Examinations, with A grades in Biology, Geography and English Literature.

Anika made a valuable contribution to the wider life of Avondale College by participating in the Stage Challenge and Amnesty International groups. She also played a key role in the 2010 school production of 'Guys and Dolls.' Outside of school she participated in the Filipino Girls' sports group and was Vice Captain of the basketball team.

"Strong motivation, caring and looking for a profession where she can constantly interact with people. Anika is a confident young girl with obvious passion for a career in Child Health Nursing," said Mercy Thomas, Nurse Educator (Children's NETP) & Workforce Development Coordinator. True to form Anika completed Nursing from The University of Auckland at the end of 2014. She is nursing in a surgical ward at Auckland Hospital and is intending to specialise in cardiology or oncology.