Class of: 2015
School: Porirua College
Scholarship Partner: Gawith Deans Trust
"Alongside her academic achievements, Tupe has many personal skills and qualities to recommend her, She is a thoughtful and perceptive writer and talented in musical performance. She has very good oral skills, and communicated effortlessly with peers and adults alike," said Porirua College Careers Advisor John Tapp.
Tupe played netball and basketball for her school, was a member of the Tongan Cultural Group, and played in the school band. On the leadership front, she was chosen as her school's representative on an Outward Bound course and was on the School Council.
She gained Merit and Excellence endorsements at NCEA Level 1 and a Year 11 award for excellence.