Lina Fa'alau

Class of: 2012
School: Onehunga High School
Scholarship Partner: Auckland DHB Charitable Trust

Lina described herself as a determined and committed student who was always willing to take on a challenge. Her parents moved from Samoa to New Zealand to with the desire to create a different future for their five children. Lina shows a desire to achieve and harness this opportunity for success through education and vocation.

Alongside her academic timetable, Lina was also a keen sportswoman. In 2012. She was selected to play for her school Girls' First 15 Rugby team and also the Girls' Rugby 7's team. Outside of school Lina was involved in the community and an active participant in her Youth Group and Church outreach.

At Onehunga High School, Lina's teachers described her as empathetic and personable. Her Yr 13 Dean wrote, 'She works well with others and motivates and encourages her peers in group tasks. Lina is reliable, committed and dedicated to her studies.' Lina's qualities and attributes correspond well with her desire to have a career in Health.

Lina graduted with a B Nursing from AUT in 2016 and is currently nursing at the Auckland DHB.