Lesieli is the seventh child out of nine in her family and is the first to attend university.
Her teachers commended her enthusiasm for learning and her determination to achieve the goals she set herself.
As well as contributing to school co-curricular activities that include playing premier touch and softball, she tutored the Avondale Intermediate Girls Tongan group and also volunteered at the New Lynn Hospice shop.
Lesieli aspires to become a young Tongan lawyer . She is currently studying for a LLB/BA at The University of Auckland.