Class of: 2016
School: McAuley High School
Scholarship Partner: Spark New Zealand
Chechyna will be the first in her family to attend university and plans to study towards a Bachelor of Commerce degree and pursue a career in information technology. She has held this ambition since she was very young and has worked actively towards it by taking extra courses during the school holidays.
She received a Principal's Merit Award for maintaining excellence in NCEA Level One and came first equal in English. Chechyna was a school councillor for two years and made a determined effort to build positive relationships with her peers.
Outside of the classroom she is very busy attending book, film and philosophy clubs, and doing voluntary work for the Society of St Vincent de Paul.