Student wins award
At a special award ceremony at the Waikato Institute of Technology, Matamata student Jacquelyn New was awarded the NZ National Agricultural Fieldays award.
Jacquelyn was also awarded the best overall student in large animal technology award.
The event was attended by about 150 guests from some of New Zealand’s largest agricultural companies, with Dr Grant Northcott as the guest speaker.
Jacquelyn won the award for her excellent support of vets in the field.
During her studies
at Wintec, she worked with local vets by assisting with dehorning, scanning and taking bloods of large animals.
Jacquelyn was recognised not only for her high academic achievements but also for her very competent practical skills in the field and the fact that she was very supportive of other students.
Following receipt of her award, Jacquelyn said: ‘‘ Without the support of Anne Baldock, I as well as my fellow students would not have made it through the course.
‘‘ Her knowledge and expertise really gave us the encouragement we needed and for this I am very grateful. Anne is a fantastic lecturer.’’
The $200 NZ National Agricultural Fieldays cash award was sponsored by the NZ National Fieldays Society, which owns and operates Mystery Creek Events Centre.
Society president Lloyd Downing congratulated Jacquelyn.
‘‘The society is pleased to be giving back to the community and encouraging young people into agricultural professions such as veterinary science,’’ he said.
‘‘We wish Jacquelyn all the best in her career.’’
Matamata’s Jacquelyn New is presented with her certificate.