Cian Gardner : Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Arts (BTCHG/BA)
Former Melville High School student Cian Gardner has her sights set on the big stage. The theatre enthusiast, who has competed in the ASB Stage Challenge from 2010 to 2013, won the 2013 competition for the performance Reap What You Sow, which she directed and starred in. Cian also took part in the 2014 Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival in Jo Randerson’s show Yo Future. While at Melville High School, Cian was Head Girl and was also a part of many initiatives including Student Council, Amnesty International and Youth Parliament where she represented Labour list MP Sue Moroney in Wellington. Her goals of writing her own play, performing in successful New Zealand productions and making a name for herself are all on the cards for the future. Her biggest goal is to branch out into international theatre.