Jessica Searle : Bachelor of Communication Studies (BCS)
Jessica dreams big and that’s why she chose Waikato. She wanted the best education she could get, in a place where she knew her netball career could flourish. The former Palmerston North Girls’ High School (PNGHS) student knows that, through the Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship Programme, her goal of becoming a Silver Fern may soon be realised. Jessica has achieved a lot through netball, including winning the National Championship as part of the Manawatu U19 Netball team, and coming third at the Lower North Island Secondary Schools’ competition as part of the school’s senior A1 netball team. She was in the Sports Council at PNGHS, and also had the role of Leadership Prefect. She was in the senior A1 netball team for four years having spent the last two of those years as captain for the team. A well-rounded sportswoman, Jessica also played volleyball, touch, indoor netball, tennis and basketball.