Diana Plesivkova

Class of: 2010
School: Linwood College
Scholarship Partner: Warehouse Stationery

Only moving to Christchurch in 2007, from Slovakia, this outstanding student was named the top academic  in her Yr 11. In 2009 she was awarded NCEA Level 1 with an excellence endorsement and her results lay in the top 2.6% in the country.

In addition to outstanding academic results, Diana is a talented sports woman. She has represented not only her school but also Canterbury as an Under 15 and Under 17 player. She plays Hockey, Futsal and Volleyball. In 2009 she won the Blazer Award for Excellence in Sport.

On top of her impressive sporting achievements, Diana has held a number of leadership positions within school. The Head of the Sports Department, Christa Clyde, says that "Diana is a student who you can always rely on, she upholds the values of the school and her dedication to perfection allows her to succeed."

Diana completed a Bachelor of Science majoring in Biotechnology.  currently In 2016 Diana completed a  Post graduate diploma in Molecular Biology from Victoria University of Wellington where she is currently a research assistant. Diana is also a First Foundation mentor