Bradley Olsen

Class of: 2014
School: Corporate
Scholarship Partner: Kelliher Charitable Trust

Brad was first equal in economics and first in History in 2012; first in Chemistry, History and Economics in 2013; and gained many awards and prizes in 2014 as well as achieving excellence endorsements in NCEA at all levels. He was also awarded school debater of year in 2013 and received a "highly commended" in the Russell McVeagh NZ Schools debating champs.

The Ministry of Youth Development awarded Brad a Youth Leader award.  He also founded the Whangarei District Council Youth Advisory Group and has a strong interest in Politics. Brad was one of ten Youth Ambassadors representing New Zealand in Fiji at the UNICEF conference.

Brad is currently attending Victoria University in Wellington, studying a con-joint in Economics; Public Policy; Political Science and International Relations with the eventual goal of becoming a Politician or even the Prime Minister.

In December 2015 he was awarded The Queen's Young Leader Award. This award recognises and celebrates exceptional people aged 18-29 from across the Commonwealth, who are taking the lead in their communities and using their skills to transform lives.