Class of: 2010
School: Mt Roskill Grammar School
Scholarship Partner: Spark New Zealand
Hwasung Yang, on behalf of Mount Roskill Grammar School is pleased to recommend Prakhar for a First Foundation Scholarship, stating that 'Prakhar is a mature, motivated and diligent student who is both talented and keen to exceed in his studies.' In 2009, Prakhar achieved Level 1 NCEA with a Merit endorsement.
Prakhar is involved in a number of extracurricular activities, including Salsa class and as a substitute for the 1st XI Cricket team. Prakhar plays cricket for the Eden-Roskill Cricket club and was made Captain of his team. He has also represented Western Districts in Hamilton for cricket. Prakhar participates in the Air Training Corps, which involves many camps and marching on ANZAC day. In his spare time, Prakhar works part time in his step-father's shop for which he attributes gaining many valuable work skills.
Prakhar is looking forward to studying Engineering at the University of Auckland. He hopes to be able to travel the world and someday own his own business.
"Prakhar is a very mature and driven young man. His self awareness and desire to push himself out of his comfort zone to achieve, and his appreciation of the opportunities presented by this scholarship will see him go a long way. We are delighted to support him on this journey." - Sara Broadhurst, Telecom New Zealand