26 Jul 2022

Thank you for the music, from Porirua to Harvard: Jess Jenkins

From Nine To Noon, 11:30 am on 26 July 2022

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Jess Jenkins

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A young Porirua violist has been selected to study at an Ivy League university in the US. 

Former Tawa College student Jess Jenkins has been accepted at Harvard, from over ten-thousand applications worldwide. 

Even better, she's going on a full financial scholarship (worth $500,000 over a four year degree).

Jess applied for Harvard using her Level Two NCEA results, all excellence credits. 

Her CV includes academic, music and sporting achievements, completed while helping to babysit her five younger siblings, who she performs with and has busked with, around Wellington since she was seven years old.

Jess is off to Harvard in less than three weeks. Kathryn caught up with Jess before she heads off.