Monica Bhagirath

Class of: 2009
School: Otahuhu College
Scholarship Partner: Hall's Group Limited
Monica brings her own personality and strong presence into whatever she is involved in. Monica consistently demonstrates great maturity in her ability to balance the demands placed upon her from home, school and society.

Being a strong academic, she came first in Year 11 Mathematics and Physical Education at her school and received recognition of Merit in Accounting, Economics, Geography and Physical Education. She was named Yr 11 Kotuku Scholar. Monica also enjoyed being involved in a variety of sports and cultural activities. She was a Soccer and Hockey player in premier teams. In addition she played the role of Team Manager for the Premier Girl's Volleyball team and the 1st XV Boy's Rugby team. Monica also took part in the Polynesian Festival in 2009 in the Indian Group. She is also a keen member of the New Zealand Sikh Community.

 "Monica is a young lady who believes passionately that an academic qualification is the key to her success and after meeting her, one is left in no doubt she will succeed. This along with her willingness to get 'stuck in' and her enthusiasm to achieve made her an obvious choice for Hall's" said Tracey Kay, Human Resources Manager for Halls Group Ltd in regards to their Scholarship selection.

Monica graduated from The University of Auckland with a conjoint Bachelor of Commerce and Property and is currently Sales Analyst Team leader at Hall's Group Limited.