Promising Kiwi thrower and water polo player Violette Perry is bound for one of the world’s most famous universities to further her sporting pursuits and her passion for engineering.
Yale, Harvard or Princeton? These were just some of the ivy league schools courting Violette Perry for 2021.
The dual New Zealand youth representative, in water polo and athletics, is a great example of how you can go the distance in both sport and study.
Perry, who’s of European-Maori descent, was born in Thailand, moved to Christchurch at age eight with her family, and spent the last two years boarding at St Cuthbert’s in Auckland.
And if all goes to plan, the 17-year-old will be off across the seas again next year – to Yale, the third-oldest university in the United States.