Class of: 2010
School: Avondale College
Scholarship Partner: Sport Waitakere
The Principal of Avondale College supports Danica MacLean's Scholarship with the First Foundation: 'Danica is a highly capable student and a talented all rounder. She has all the personal qualities needed to make her successful in her future studies and career.' Danica achieved highly in the IGCSE assessments in Year 11, gaining an A* in Biology, A passes in Computer Studies and Mathematics and a B pass in English.
Danica is a talented sportswoman and was a member of the 1st XI Football team and 1st XI Cricket team that competed in the National Secondary Schools' tournament. Danica has received the Avondale College Silver and Bronze Awards for Service to Football. Outside of school, she was the Captain of the Waitakere City Football Club under 17 side and a member of the Massey Swimming club, where she also volunteered with the junior squads.
"Danica is a high performing student at Avondale College, who has excelled in both academic and sporting arenas. We were keen to select a student who is interested in sport, and Danica's interest extends past just playing sport to sports broadcasting and media. We're looking forward to having Danica in our team at Sport Waitakere, where we hope to assist her to develop skills in communicating with our local clubs and community", Jody Bennett, Business Services Manager
Danica studied at Auckland University of Technology (AUT) and graduated in 2015 wiith a Bachelor of Communication Studies. She is currently working at Sport Waitakere and applying for sports journalism positions.