Tro­phy and cash go to stu­dents

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The Cen­tral Hawke’s Bay Tech­nol­ogy Cen­tre has re­ceived a gen­er­ous do­na­tion from the CHB Cam­era Club, which has been forced to wrap up due to a lack of mem­bers.

“The out­go­ing mem­bers of the cam­era club thought do­nat­ing $550 to the Tech­nol­ogy Cen­tre would be a fit­ting way to get it back into the com­mu­nity and en­cour­age pho­tog­ra­phy in young peo­ple, es­pe­cially as they make such a great con­tri­bu­tion to the pho­tog­ra­phy sec­tion of the CHB A&P Show,” said club trea­surer Robyn Gichard.

The CHB Tech­nol­ogy Cen­tre runs a bi­en­nial pho­tog­ra­phy unit for Year 7 and 8 stu­dents from 15 CHB Pri­mary schools to learn to use dig­i­tal cam­eras.

The unit cul­mi­nates with each stu­dent en­ter­ing one or two photos into the A&P Show com­pe­ti­tion each year. Tra­di­tion­ally the stu­dents have done well, re­ceiv­ing sev­eral first places in dif­fer­ent cat­e­gories as well as many other plac­ings and some highly com­mend­eds.

As well as the cash do­na­tion, the CHB Cam­era Club passed on the “Aly Zurcher Tro­phy” made in mem­ory of a pop­u­lar mem­ber of the cam­era club who died in 2014.

“The tro­phy is tra­di­tion­ally awarded to some­one who shows con­fi­dence or a calm­ness, car­ing or ca­pa­bil­ity that would have res­onated with Mr Zurcher,” said CHB Cam­era Club pres­i­dent Wayne John­son.

“The tro­phy, made by Robyn, uses yel­low and blue glass ar­ranged in an Art Deco style which was from Aly’s era. The base is made from ash which yields the most un­ex­pected pat­terns and was made by CHB Men­zshed,” he said.

Arie Groen­veld, head of tech­nol­ogy at the CHB Tech­nol­ogy Cen­tre, hoped to use the do­na­tion to buy more cam­eras for the next time we run the unit.

“It would be great if we had enough for each stu­dent to have a cam­era in­stead of them hav­ing to share.

“And then we’ll in­vite Robyn and Wayne to judge the best photo and award the Aly Zurcher Tro­phy,” he added.

PHOTO: SUP­PLIED

The CHB Cam­era Club do­nat­ing a cheque and the Aly Zurcher Tro­phy to the CHB Tech­nol­ogy Cen­tre. From left, Grace (Puke­hou School), Arie Groen­veld (head of tech­nol­ogy), Tom and Ella (Waipawa School), Sofia (Puke­hou School), and Robyn Gichard and Wayne John­son (CHB Cam­era Club).

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