Kiwa Shankar

Class of: 2014
School: Aranui High School
Scholarship Partner: Dr B Schuler

Kiwa was the Year 12 Head Prefect at Aranui High School in 2014 and is currently 2015 Deputy Head Boy. He  has also achieved NCEA Levels 1 and 2 with Excellence, having been awarded the Ferrand Cup for Top Academic Achiever in Year 11 and received a Certificate for entry into the Brain Bee Competition in 2013, where he got through to the semi-finals. Kiwa was also awarded the prize for Top Achiever in Year 11 and Top Student in Science and History.

Kiwa has represented his school at inter-school competitions for Chemistry and the Annual Big Biology quiz. He has also participated in Kapa Haka and performed at the Annual Aranui Affirm and Christchurch cultural festivals.  In his space time he enjoys photography, travelling, writing poetry and listening to music.

"..Kiwa is held in very high regard by his teachers for his self-discipline and maturity. He is very well organised with great time management skills.  He is also socially confident and outgoing.  He is popular among his peers for his buoyant personality and his great sense of humour.." John Rohs, Principal, Aranui High School.

Kiwa plans to attend Otago University to study Medicine with the goal of becoming a General Practitioner.  He will be the first in his family to carry on to tertiary education.