Shanelle Cherry

Class of: 2014
School: Naenae College
Scholarship Partner: Madison Recruitment Ltd


Shanelle achieved NCEA Levels 1 and 2 with Excellence Endorsements from Naenae College, receiving an Academic Excellence award for Maori in Year 11, along with the Armstrong Cup for Public Speaking and the Andrea Mudgeway Plate for Outstanding Enthusiasm and Participation in Year 11. 

Shanelle is 2015 Head Girl, a senior mentor for her Koruru Whanau and a mentor for Year 9 and 10 classes.  She is also an avid sports woman, playing Basketball, Co-Captain of the Netball team, Badminton, Touch and Table Tennis for the school.

Shanelle has represented her school at the regional Nga Manu Korero Speech competitions as both Junior and Senior student, and performed on the national stage as part of Te Whanau Tahi kapahaka roopu. 

"..It is evident that Shanelle is deeply invested in the community of Naenae through her numerous roles at school.  Her quiet integrity and motivation allow her to take on leadership roles which get the job done without any fuss or hesitation.."  Shiro Nippert, Naenae College.

Shanelle will be the first in her family to attend University, with plans to attend University of Otago or the University of Auckland to study either Health Science or Medicine with the goals of becoming a Doctor