Class of: 2006
School: Porirua College
Scholarship Partner: New Zealand Post
Winning the Mary Manners Cup for Excellence in her first year at Porirua College gave Sandra the confidence and self-esteem to continue to excel. One Head of Department at her school said "Sandra is a committed and motivated student, who works consistently at a high standard. She is a positive influence with other students." Sandra knew how to balance a number of leadership responsibilities both within the school and at her church, with her studies. In her Yr 11 this dedicated student won the Porirua City Council Cup for All Round Excellence.
Matt Fraser of NZ Post said "We are delighted to award this scholarship to Sandra Samuelu in recognition not only of Sandra's academic performance but also the positive influence she has on her community."
Attending Victoria University to complete a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration was part of her long term goal to pursue a career in Accountancy. Sandra is still working towards going back to finish her degree whilst she manages the responsibility of providing for her young daughter and planning for her upcoming wedding. She is working at ANZ and they currently live in Porirua.