Class of: 2011
School: Kamo High School
Scholarship Partner: Warehouse Stationery
Tayla's quick and intelligent mind is an asset to her. She passed NCEA Level 1 with an Excellence endorsement and achieved her goal of doing the same in Level 2 and 3. Alongside her academic strengths in the Sciences and Mathematics, Talya was known as reliable, punctual, organised and loyal. "Talya is an amazing young woman who has never let family circumstances and life's adversities deter her," said her Principal.
In extracurricular activities, Tayla participated in several different leadership programmes through her school and showed a willingness to continue to develop leadership abilities. Tayla played Netball for her school and in 2011 was Vice-Captain for the team. She balanced part time work with her school commitments, which included committees and inter-school sports.
Tayla completed her Bachelor of Pharmacy from the University of
Auckland at the end of 2016 and is currently an intern Pharmacist at Auckland Hospital.