Class of: 2011
School: Mangere College
Scholarship Partner: Fletcher Building
Lana is a student who is full of initiative, and as conscientious as she is bright and positive. She maintains a reputation as a determined and keen learner, who has been awarded a list of diverse prizes at Mangere College. Lana passed NCEA Level 1 with an Excellence endorsement and finished her Yr 11 with awards for high level punctuality and attendance. "By nature a quiet student, she makes positive contributions and shows initiative," said her Yr 12 Dean about Lana. In 2010 Lana also won a Healthcare Heroes Scholarship for excelling in Science.
Lana actively participated in improving conditions for her peers at school through her involvement on the Student Council and as a committed school librarian. Lana also represented her school in netball and basketball.
Lana has her sights on studying to become a Civil Engineer. At the 2011 Auckland Awards evening Cara Scott, Learning & Development Manager for Fletcher Engineering publically acknowledged Lana's potential; "Lana is a highly motivated, conscientious young lady with a great drive to achieve her goals of become an Engineer."
She completed a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) at the University of Auckland and is currently a graduate Civil Engineer at Fletcher Construction.