Fern Irvine

Class of: 2017
School: Western Heights High School
Scholarship Partner: NZ Community Trust

Fern grew up in a small village on the outskirts of Rotorua. She loves hiking, camping, reading, kayaking, and fishing, which are the perfect pursuits in Rotorua’s natural landscape.

Her family are very important to Fern. Journeying through two continuing life-threatening health challenges within her family has taught her resilience while cementing her career path in the hope that her studies will help her family, as well as the community. From Ngati Tuwharetoa, Ngati Kahungunu, and European descent, Fern knows that she has a proud heritage and wants to do her very best. One of her life goals is very simple: to live a positive and giving life.

Fern hopes to become a Doctor and will be the first in her family to go to university.