Class Act ten years on: St Hilda's Collegiate

Where are they now?

2011: Winner of the school’s top academic prize in years 11 and 12, Frances Fulton was also a successful cross country and long distance runner. She hoped to study civil engineering.
2021: Fulton graduated with an honours degree in mechanical engineering and worked as a mechanical engineer for Beca in Auckland, which included eight months as a shutdown planner at a nickel processing plant in New Caledonia. She is studying towards a masters of mechanical engineering at the University of Auckland and still runs recreationally.


2011: Rebekah Greene was head girl and Otago Athletics’ ‘‘Athlete of the Year’’. The middle distance runner held several New Zealand and Otago age-group records and had made the final of the World Junior Athletics Championships. She hoped to study sciences or nutrition and to compete at the highest level.
2021: Greene ran at the University of Florida for four years but was hampered by injuries. She has been national champion in the 5000m and had top three placings in the 800m, 1500m, 10km cross-country and 10km road racing championships. At the Otago level, she set senior women’s records in the 1500m and 5000m this past season. Moving to Melbourne earlier this year has allowed her to train with a larger group and race against top Australian athletes. Having graduated from the University of Florida with  a masters in international business, she is   doing temp work and looking for a permanent role in the financial sector.

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