Jake Laird

Class of: 2014
School: Aorere College
Scholarship Partner: Spark New Zealand
One of Jake's talents is Computers. He received an award from the UNSW for his Global Computer skills in 2012 and intends to pursue a career somewhere in this field.

At Aorere College he was appointed a Year 12 Leader, Year 13 Prefect and was also a key member of the School Badminton team where he was Top Player in his team.  He played Rugby for Papatoetoe RFC from 2004 - 2007 and has been a Scout involved in many activities including ANZAC and Christmas parades.

"…Jake is an independent worker who also works extremely effectively in group situations, often taking a leadership role.  He is a very approachable person who relates well to staff and students alike and has the respect of his peers.  His unassuming nature masks a real strength of character and determination…"  R. Talbot, Year 12 Dean, Aorere College.

Jake has started a Bachelor of Engineering at The University of Auckland and is the first in his family to attend a tertiary Institution.