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Alice Hall and Alisha Sethi

Two friends from our school are excited to be heading on to tertiary study together, having both received scholarships to The University of Otago.

Alisha Sethi, our Head Girl has been awarded the Otago University Academic Excellence scholarship worth $45,000. The scholarship awards top academic performance and leadership capabilities.

From next year, she will study Health Sciences at the university and intends to go on to do Medicine and specialise in Psychiatry. Alisha said she was excited to go to Otago. “The campus is beautiful, and I’m looking forward to experiencing a university town with two of my best friends.”
Where does she see herself in ten years’ time? “I hope to be on my way to completing my post-graduate, hopefully in Europe,” she said.

Her friend, top vocalist Alice Hall, will be joining her in the move to the South Island. A member of our school’s award-winning Hamilton Garden’s Harp Trio, Alice has received a University of Otago Performance Scholarship worth $16,000. She said she was most looking forward to gaining a high-quality tertiary education and experiencing a ‘University town’ with a cohesive student environment.

Alice’s scholarship rewards excellence in musical performance and academia and she has opted to study Law with a mixture of politics and business papers. Alice will continue her passion for singing by representing the University as a performer in regional music activities and on an extra-curricular level.