Young inventor to be honoured
Patrick Roskam, who invented the Gudgeon Pro 5-in-1, could be rubbing shoulders with Richie McCaw and Lydia Ko.
The fencing tool inventor will receive a Certificate of Achievement at the New Zealander of the Year Awards ceremony on February 17.
The retired All Black is nominated for the main award – New Zealander of the Year - and the current world number one women’s golfer is in the running for the Young New Zealander of the Year.
Patrick was nominated for the Sanitarium New Zealand Innovator of the Year.
Patrick didn’t become
a finalist but will receive his certificate from the award patron, the Rt. Hon Jim Bolger ONZ.
Patrick’s recent school work has also been rewarding.
He finished the 2015 school year with excellence and was three marks off getting the most RAMPS points he could get, 128, in his year ten assessment of eight subjects.
All this on top of having three weeks off school last year. That time was spent at a number of field days. This year he will be focusing on NCEA so will only be attending one field day. Exhibiting at the southern Fieldays held in WaimumuGore next month means he will have covered all the big field days in the country.