Class of: 2014
School: St Catherine's College
Scholarship Partner: Gawith Deans Trust
Zakiya was placed second overall in Year 11 Geography and has a goal of possibly becoming a Land Surveyor.
At school, Zakiya plays Netball and Badminton for the college and has been a member of the Dragon Boat team, plus in 2014 took up Handball. She is a gifted actress and public speaker, and in 2012 she was the joint recipient of the St. Catherine's Convent School 1986 Reunion Cup for Debating, and the PTA Cup for Interclass Debating. In 2013, Zakiya was a participant in the College's Variety Arts Evening. She also works part time at a Café, sometimes as sole charge.
"..She is a young woman who has a fine future ahead of her. Zakiya is a warm, friendly young woman who embodies Mercy values in the support and care that she shows towards others. She is a well-liked and valued member of her year group and within the wider school.." Mary Curran, Principal, St Catherine's College.
Zakiya will be the first in her family to attend University. She is looking to study surveying either at Otago or Victoria Universities.