Fereni won a Diligence Award in Year 11 at McAuley High School for her hard work; coming 2nd in Physical Education and 3rd in Science at NCEA Level 1 and achieved Excellence Endorsement overall for NCEA Level 2. She was Dux in Year 8 and 10, has been Class Captain a number of times and was the Liturgy Leader in her class.
She plays Basketball U15, U17 and in the Open grade; is in Waka Ama, Cricket teams and Netball teams, also a Netball Coach Year 10 - receiving a Leadership award for her coaching skills. She has also been part of the schools Mathex team.
"..Fereni has very good leadership skills - she is an assuming and mature leader and this is evident from her time as Class Captain, Liturgy Leader and Netball Coach… - all of these roles are nominated by peers and teachers.." Kelly Jennings, Year 12 Dean, McAuley High School.
Outside of school she works part time babysitting and tutoring others, plus attends Sunday school.
Fereni wishes to study Civil Engineering and Commerce at The University of Auckland, with her ultimate goal of completing a PHD and moving on to owning her own Civil Engineering firm.