Class of: 2016
School: St Dominic's College
Scholarship Partner: Fletcher Building
Principal Carol Coddington praised Jalesa's excellent time management skills which allowed her to balance her academic studies with a wide range of extra-curricular studies.
Jalesa has been a Pasifika Mentor, a member of the Tongan Polyfest group, supported her school's productions by running the backstage crew, and held the positions of Arts and Class Captain for her form class. She has represented the school in netball, touch, volleyball and kilikiti teams, and coached junior touch teams.
"She has set high standards for herself and strives to achieve these at all times. Jalesa is able to undertake independent study and research and has a naturally enquiring mind," said Carol Coddington.