Class of: 2012
School: Tangaroa College
Scholarship Partner: Counties Manukau District Health Board / GFF
Billy will be the first in his family to attend university. This incredible sportsman has the desire to gain a tertiary qualification in either Physiotherapy or Sport and Exercise Science; either way sport is his passion and focus.
Among Billy's school and extracurricular involvements is a long list of sports. Billy is involved in Tag, Rugby, Rugby League, Waka Ama, Touch, Athletics, and not only as an outstanding player and team member, but also as Captain for a number of these teams. In his senior school years he received Excellence trophies in English, Mathematics and Physical Education. His "strong mindset always prevails when circumstances may not be going accordingly. He shows great leadership within the school community as well as on the Rugby field," said his Principal. As a Peer Support leader, Billy takes his duty seriously to welcome new students into the school.
Billy will complete the work experience element of his scholarship with Counties Manukau District Health Board and is one of the inaugural Glenn Family Foundation Scholars.
"I see this scholarship as the key to a great future to achieve in academics and finally give back to my family and people who have supported me in every effort."