Class of: 2013
School: Gisborne Girls' High School
Scholarship Partner: Greenlea Foundation Trust / National Hauora Coalition
The Deputy Principal of Gisborne Girls' High School identified Rachel as having shown strong sporting, cultural and service commitments since year nine. "She tries her hardest for the collective good of her school and local community".
Whilst at school Rachel competed with success in singing competitions and was a school prefect in her final year.
She was also a youth advisor for the Gisborne District Council and active member of the local youth group, Tairawhiti Youth Voice.
Rachel is currently at University of Waikato in her first year of a Bachelor of Arts.