Class Act ten years on: Wakatipu High School

Where are they now?

2011: Attending swimming training up to 11 times a week was paying off for Ella Ferguson, who had placed in the top 10 at the national level for her age group in five different events. She was also studying history and biology one level ahead of her age group. She had not
decided on a career but was considering studying law.
2021: Ferguson completed a bachelor of arts in media studies at Victoria University, then spent three years working in student accommodation in Wellington, managing the health and wellbeing of large groups of first-year students. She now lives in Auckland and
works for UP Education as an international admissions officer.




2011: Bridget Kirk was studying a level ahead in history, maths and physics and had shown two pieces in the Arrowtown Autumn Festival Art Exhibition. She hoped to pursue a career in either architecture or design.
2021: A media account manager at Wavemaker NZ, Kirk lives in Auckland and still enjoys painting and sketching in her free time. Over the years, she has had work in exhibitions and sold prints at markets. She graduated from the University of Otago with a double
degree in commerce and arts.




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