Class of: 2014
School: Manurewa High School
Scholarship Partner: Dick and Diana Hubbard Fund / Hubbard Foods
Lavinia achieved NCEA Levels 1 and 2 with Excellence Endorsements.
She has been heavily involved in the HCB4U (Health Could B for U) programme with the Counties Manakau DHB to encourage Pasifika and Maori students interested in the health professions. She was also awarded a scholarship to travel to University of Otago to get real experience of the courses they offer. Lavinia is also actively involved in religious studies through her church.
"..Lavinia is a bubbly, sociable young woman with a positive outlook on life. She lights up a room with her smile and genuine compassion for those in her company. Lavinia relates easliy with others of all ages and is well liked and respected by her peers.." S. V Gargiulo, Principal, Manurewa High School.
Lavinia is planning to be the first in her family to go on to tertiary education, with a plan of studying at The University of Auckland. She wishes to study either in Health Sciences and Medicine to become a Doctor or for a Teaching degree to become a Teacher of English as a second language.