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Most dedicated staff member' for past pupil Neil Keenan must surely go to the College caretaker in the late 80s who went 'above and beyond' holding Neil's and mates' ciggies in his pocket to avoid certain detentions for the lads from Mr Lynch. The poor man's pocket eventually burst into flames but fortunately he sustained no injuries!
Neil and classmates from 3RY-6RY recently held a class reunion. It was 'highly enjoyable ' and they are looking forward to more.
Neil still resides in Ashburton and his career is in sales.
A 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.
Ashburton 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