Class of: 2016
School: Porirua College
Scholarship Partner: McSyth Charitable Foundation
Changing schools partway through her secondary school career brought some challenges for Melanie, but she was able to overcome them to achieve strong academic results and become a valued member of her new school community.
"Melanie is an extremely motivated student who wants to do well and she is willing to put in the effort to succeed. She is assertive and determined, and won't take no for an answer, while remaining thoughtful and polite," said Principal Susanne Jungersen.
Melanie particularly enjoys the sciences and hopes to study Chemistry at university. Outside the classroom she enjoys playing netball and badminton