Coromandel students’ excel in national WW1 competition

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Cheyenne Ballantine and Cam Loft of Hauraki Plains College have won two of the top prizes in a national competition commemorating World War I for their memorial garden design.

“This is a fantastic achievement by Cheyenne and Cam, to have their creation selected as a winner in two categories, for the Their Stories, Our Stories school competition”, says Coromandel MP Scott Simpson.

“Cheyenne and Cam won first prize in the year 11-13 category, and were also awarded the Outstanding Community Engagement Prize in the Secondary category. It is a huge vote of confidence in their hard work.

“I want to congratulate both Cheyenne and Cam for their excellent work and efforts in honouring our ANZAC veterans.  I am sure if they were alive today, they would all be exceptionally proud that their sacrifices are still being honoured.” 

There were 18 entries awarded prizes out of 148 submitted.  The entries reflected a huge amount of research, creativity and hard work.  They honoured the service and sacrifice of New Zealanders who fought in WWI 100 years ago.