Melissa Castelino

Class of: 2011
School: Mt Roskill Grammar School
Scholarship Partner: The Laminex Group
As an incredibly active member within her school and local community, it is clear that Melissa is an incredible giver. Integrity and honesty underlie her contributions and Melissa seemed open to investing fully in opportunities that come her way. She has an outstanding academic record and it was one of her goals for 2010 to achieve NCEA Level 1 with an Excellence endorsement. Alongside schoolwork she has been involved in many things including debating, netball, vice-captain of football team, academic mentor, peer mediator, part-time work, and numerous commitments to her Church. She worked hard to balance her busy schedule in order to achieve her academic goals and succeeded.

Ian McCallig, HR Administrator at The Laminex Group said, "We found Melissa to be very intelligent and a worthy winner of the scholarship. Her point of difference was the growth she had already experienced from working in part- time jobs and her goals for this placement matched our own."

At the University of Auckland Melissa is studying for a conjoint degrees in Law and Commerce and will graduate end of 2017.