Class of: 2009
School: Avondale College
Scholarship Partner: Auckland DHB Charitable Trust
Erike is an outstanding student, who shows a passion for whatever she puts her hands to. Erike consistently achieved outstanding academic results and by the end of 2008 had achieved NCEA Levels 1 and 2 endorsed with Merit. While being successful across the board, Erike showed particular flair for photography, not only gaining first in her year group at Yr 11, but in 2009 obtaining an NCEA Scholarship Photography.
Despite obvious skill in Art, it is Nursing that has been a voccational dream of hers for some time. Being a member of the St John Youth since 2006 has encouraged her interest in the medical field and fostered her essential social skills necessary for a career as a Specialist Nurse or Paramedic. Erike has represented the Nothern Region at National St John Youth Festivals and received the Grand Prior's Award - the most prestigious award given in St John Youth.
A+ Trust were drawn to Erike as 'a high achieving self-motivated student with a demonstrated commitment and ability to succeed in the health care arena.'
Erike graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing from The University of Auckland in 2012 and worked as a theatre nurse at Auckland City Hospital whilst completing her NETP graduate programme.
Erike also intends to advance her photography and St John commitments.