Class of: 2011
School: Kelston Boys High School
Scholarship Partner: Douglas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Migrating with his family from the Philippines in 1997, John-Carlo initially saw learning English as a barrier. Despite this, in 2009 he won the Junior Speech competition and got the Rotary Speaking Prize at Kelston Boys High School. This intelligent student has a wide range of interests but excels in History and Geography and is passionate about Hockey, Theatresports and entrepreneurial opportunities. In 2011 John-Carlo was awarded the Board of Trustees Scholarship and trophies for History, Geography and Hockey. He was also selected as a student ambassador at the Fairfax Media Business Hall of Fame.
Andrew McLeod from Douglas Pharmaceuticals talked highly of their scholarship recipient at the 2011 Awards Evening: "John-Carlo has already made a significant impact on our company. As soon as he arrived for his interview, the people who met John-Carlo were impressed with his positive, bubbly personality and successful track record. We knew from that very moment that he was the right guy for us!"
This vivacious go-getter is studying for conjoint Commerce and Arts degrees at The University of Auckland which he will complet in 2017 and then aims to continue ticking off list of long term goals.