Lorna Donnelly

Class of: 2009
School: Linwood College
Scholarship Partner: Spark New Zealand
At school Lorna was known as an extremely impressive young woman with the enthusiasm, creativity and intellect to make her one of the top students. Academically, Lorna's efforts were recognised with awards for Academic Excellence in Years 9, 11 and 12. In 2009 she was awarded Top Yr 12 Academic Student.

Lorna's enthusiasm for the Arts was evident through her involvement in school productions since Yr 9, both backstage and as a cast member. Lorna was an avid dancer, actor and singer. Additionally, 2010 saw her with the opportunity to be a Youth Parliamentarian for the Canterbury region.

Lorna enrolled in a conjoint programme of Arts and Law through The University of Canterbury. In 2013 Lorna set up a small business called Blue belle Bakery and she sells her products at the local Farmers Market. 

She has since realised that this is her passion and has enrolled at CPIT to study for a national Certificate in Baking and completed a National Certificate in baking and is currently a Pastry Chef in a Christchurch Restaurant.