Ashley Xie

Class of: 2016
School: Avondale College
Scholarship Partner: Ockham Foundation
Eight years ago Ashley and her family left China for a new life in New Zealand. The first few years were difficult as she grappled with a new language and new customs and traditions. But her hard work and positive attitude paid off.

"In everything she undertakes Ashely demonstrates that she is reliable, responsible and very well organised. She is always friendly and polite and relates well to people of all backgrounds. Ashley is a wonderful role model for other students, "says Principal Brent Lewis

.Ashley consistently achieves at excellence level and studies advanced maths. She contributes significantly to the school's extra-curricular activities and has been a member of the school's Stage Challenge Group, Dance Team and Duke of Edinburgh's Award group.

Ouside of school she is involved in dance and karate, and has volunteered for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of New Zeland.