Sheldon Rua

Class of: 2015
School: Alfriston College
Scholarship Partner: Spark New Zealand
"Above all else Sheldon is a performer, a character and an individual. Proud of who he is, proud of his family, his faith and totally in tune with himself and his world...Although he doesn't seek to be a role model his natural leadership qualities and personality mean that inevitably he inspires and influences those who come into contact with him, " said Alfriston College Deputy Principal Alastair Caine.
Sheldon is at home on a stage whether he is speaking, dancing, making music or performing spoken word poetry. He was part of the band Reciprocate that won the regional final of Smokefree Rockquest , and was a finalist in a secondary schools poetry slam.
He was a Head Whanau Leader at school and frequent speaker at school and community events.
He achieved excellence endorsements in Level 1 and intends to study dance and music at University to further his dream of becoming a full-time performer.