Elena Manu

Class of: 2017
School: McAuley High School
Scholarship Partner: Fletcher Building

Elena is a stellar student who has walked through some trying circumstances, but never allowing them to affect her studies, commitment, attendance, or achievement. With many grand goals, Elena is determined to not only complete a degree, but what could be several degrees to fulfill more than one dream.

Elena is proud of her Tongan heritage and aims to enter the world of journalism as a Pacific correspondent in the hope of creating more conversations and focus on the pressing needs of her people and Pasifika in general. She also has a goal to become a Human Rights Lawyer and Women’s Advocate, all of which are admirable vocations.