Young in­ven­tor to be hon­oured

Matamata Chronicle - - Your Paper, Your Place - ABBY BROWN

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.

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