Class of: 2015
School: Kelston Girls' College
Scholarship Partner: Mayoress Fund
Penina has contributed to a very wide variety of activities at Kelston Girls' College and was on a number of school committees including the Academic Committee, Health and Wellbeing Committee, Enterprise Committee, Arts Committee, Human Rights Committee and Environmental Committee. She was also a school librarian, co-leader of the Christian Group and a peer supporter, while being involved in activities outside of school including her church choir, youth group and a Tongan cultural group.
She has been made a Prefect and was first in NCEA Level 1 English, Mathematics, Social Studies and Health and plans to study medicine after completing school.
"Poised and confident, Penina has the ability to succeed in her chosen field of Health Sciences. She has the qualities of leadership which will be an asset to her throughout her life," said Janine Joyce, teacher at Kelston Girls' College.