Kevin Ropati

Class of: 2011
School: De La Salle College
Scholarship Partner: Fletcher Aluminium
Kevin can be described as a quietly ambitious, articulate and focused goal setter. He is a high achiever with the work ethic to match. In 2010 he placed first in each of his five subjects, achieved NCEA Level 1 with Excellence endorsed and was named Yr 11 Dux.

Managing a tight schedule with his serious academic goals, school commitments and active community involvement, Kevin's participates in activities such as rugby and debating. Leadership development programmes have nurtured in him talents that cause Kevin to be a stand out youth. Proudly playing in De La Salle's first XV Rugby team, Kevin was awarded Rookie of the Year in 2010.

Kevin wants to study Law at The University of Auckland. His aspiration and determination to become a Solicitor impressed Fletcher Aluminium. We saw that "Kevin knew what he wanted and how he was going to get it - to become a solicitor and a proud Pacific Island solicitor at that," said Joanne Tuese, HR Consultant, Fletcher Aluminium.  Kevin's commitment to his Samoan community and to his family is strong and he intends on helping others with his career.