Class of: 2014
School: Tamaki College
Scholarship Partner: Fonterra Co-operative Group
HEAD GIRL, 2015
Lata completed NCEA Levels 1 and 2 with Excellence Endorsements, along with a Health Care Heroes Award for all round excellence in Science, Merit awards for Music and Science and a Prize for PE.
Currently 2015 Head Girl, Lata has been involved in leadership roles with the Geek Café which provides tutoring and suppoting services to mature members of her community. Lata was also selected to go on the Spirit of New Zealand leadership course. She is an active sports woman, playing Rugby for the Auckland Womens U19 Tongan Team, and has been the Vice Captain of the Girls team. Lata has also performed at the ASB Polyfest and was a Year 12 Careers Ambassador in her school.
"..As an academic student Lata presents as a capable, hardworking and determined young woman who is well supported by her extended family…She is driven to be successful and secure a positive future for her family and to serve the wider communities.." Soana Pamaka, Principal, Tamaki College
Lata plans to attend The University of Auckland to complete a Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Science degree with the goal of becoming a Civil or Environmental Engineer. She will be the first in her family to carry on to tertiary education.