Class of: 2016
School: Tamaki College
Scholarship Partner: Rutherford Rede
Maria is passionate about the environment and was an active member of her school's Enviro Group where she took on a leadership role. She attended the Outdoor Pursuits Centre and challenged herself on the Outward Bound programme. Maria is equally concerned about people and ultimately hopes to use a tertiary degree to help those in her community.She played netball for the school and took part in Polyfest, along with other community events with her church, where she is a youth leader.
"Maria is by definition a 'servant leader'; willing capable and organised, yet with a humility and sense of appreciation," said Deputy Principal Kathryn Moore.