Katasha Mccullough

Class of: 2008
School: Birkenhead College
Scholarship Partner: Foodstuffs North Island Ltd

Strongly recommended for a First Foundation scholarship by her Principal and teachers at her College, Katasha was described as an individual 'who has the strength of character not to settle for less than her best, as well as having the ability to encourage others in their pursuit of excellence.'

While Katasha achieved excellently at NCEA, particularly in History, she also displayed talent in other areas of school life. Katasha participated in a wide range of sports and excelled in Basketball and Orienteering. Furthermore she was commended for the intelligence and commitment she brought to the lead role of MacDuff in the school's Shakespeare production of MacBeth.

Foodstuffs chose Katasha as their Scholar and were greatly impressed by her all-rounder ability and her willingness to 'give everything a go'.

Katasha completed a Bachelor of Communications in Journalism in 2012 and then worked as a journalist for the Herald and North Shore Times. In October 2015 she moved to London to start her new job as Press Officer for the National Union of Students.