Class of: 2014
School: Rotorua Boys' High School
Scholarship Partner: NZ Community Trust
Valen is a Year 13 School Prefect and House Captain for 2015 and is also on the Committee for SADD.
At the 2014 Rotorua Boys' High School Senior Prize Giving Valen was awarded prizes for Top Pasifika Scholar and Top of History for Year 12.
A keen rugby player, he is a member of the Colts First XV Rugby Team, Bay of Plenty under 16 Gold Rugby Team , and also the New Zealand Chiefs Under 17 Development Squad.
He also took part in the Hillary Outdoors Challenge.
In his spare time Valen enjoys hunting, fishing, Waka Ama, Rugby and Rugby 7's
He will be the first in his family to attend University and plans to study Sports Science / Teaching (PE) at Waikato University.