Class of: 2015
School: Mangere College
Scholarship Partner: Downer
Samuel was Mangere College's Scholar of the Year in both 2013 and 2014. He sees one of his key skills as problem-solving and would like to study for a Bachelor of Engineering at Auckland University - the first in his family to do so.
He was involved in a wide variety of activities at school including being school librarian, MC Radio Student DJ and a member of the computer club. He was the assistant leader of the school's Niuean group and a 2016 School Prefect.
"Samuel is a well-mannered young man with a great sense of humour. He is a capable, friendly student who relates well with his peers and teachers," said Mangere College Year 12 Dean Alison Blackwood.