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20191102 115336A  reflection from Juliet Hooper

We caught up with Juliet at the A&P Show recently.  She had a look at our photo boards and although she didn't find any of herself, she did recognise a few faces.

Juliet (nee Scales) attended Ashburton Technical College where she recalls assisting in the Library a great deal which she "thoroughly enjoyed".  Mr Crawford was Principal at the time.  Juliet's favourite subjects were science and sewing.

Many of you may remember Juliet's husband Ossie who taught at a number of primary schools in Mid Canterbury and much respected by many.

Juliet keeps herself very busy with her large family, gardening, old-time dancing and church.

290604 18Peter Mee. Photo suppliedAshburton College's Peter Mee keeps the ball at his feet during his side's 3-2 loss to Rangiora High School during yesterday's exchange between the two schools. Consistency throughout most of the sports on offer saw Ashburton College eke out a 9-7 margin against Rangiora High School in the inter-school sports exchange held yesterday. The 16 clashes, held in Rangiora and Ashburton produced some close contests and some one-sided affairs. Ashburton College took care of the badminton, golf, hockey, netball, shooting and squash, while honours were shared in basketball. The netball match between the two schools' A teams was the contest of the round with Ashburton coming out on top 29-28. Rangiora won the equestrian by five points and also dominated the soccer and the rugby, where the girls side won 72-0

© The Ashburton Guardian - June 2004

300605 0110Thomas Lowe . Photo Sarah McNallyAshburton College student Thomas Lowe takes careful aim in a shooting match against Rangiora High School yesterday. The college team came out on top 91.1-85.0. Ashburton College won a tight sports exchange with Rangiora High School yesterday winning seven of the 15 disciplines tested and drawing another two. The college hosted badminton, senior netball, rugby, junior soccer and shooting, while teams traveling to Rangiora competed in basketball, equestrian, golf, squash, senior soccer and junior netball. The girls' badminton team won their doubles 2-0 and drew the singles 2-2 while the A netball team had an easy 34-11 win and the Bs a narrow loss 22-27. The Year 10 netball teams drew 28-28 and the Year 9 clash was won by Rangiora 38-25. Rangiora won the golf 3-2 and the girls' rugby 65-5, while Ashburton salvaged pride with a 4-3 win in squash, and comfortable wins for the shooters and the equestrians 121-97. The college basketball A team went down 61-93, while the Bs won 55-26. The soccer ended even, the boys drawing 3-3, the junior boys' clash won by Ashburton 4-3 and the girls by Rangiora 6-3.

© The Ashburton Guardian - June 2005