When you are the second eldest child with 12 siblings you learn responsibility and life skills from an early age as you look after those younger than you. Maryanne’s family come from Tonga and she is proud to be a First Foundation scholar.
Maryanne speaks fluent Tongan and was the Polyfest group leader for Auckland Girls Grammar School in 2017. She enjoys Rugby 7s, fundraising for Canteen, being an active member of the Trees for survival program, her church, and anything to do with sailing or sea-based activities.
Having completed Year 13 at Auckland Girls' Grammar School, she wants to complete a university degree and work in the medical field.