Class of: 2014
School: One Tree Hill College
Scholarship Partner: Sistema Plastics
Rahui (Pepe) completed NCEA levels 1 and 2 with Excellence at One Tree Hill College and gained many course endorsements. She was named Year 11 Top Pasifika Student and came 1st in Year 11 Te Reo Maori, 2nd in Physics and 3rd in Maths.
She was Year 11 Science Expo leader and was involved in the SciTech programme learning to interact with many different people. She was a spokesperson for her Whanau Class. Pepe also is part of the One Tree Hill College Kapa Haka Group, a Manakau Maori Warden Cadet and works voluntarily at the Glen Innes library. Pepe is also part of the Rarotongan Apostolic Church.
"..She is a warm, vibrant and highly intelligent student who is held in high regard by her teachers and peers alike. Her strong sense of self and the values she places on her education will ensure her long term success in all she strives for.." N. Coughlan, Principal, One Tree Hill College.
Pepe plans to be the first in family to go to University to study for a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and Commercial Law with the goal of being a Civil Engineer and Commercial Lawyer.