by Tim Allen
DRUMMOND - The Drummond High School Trophy Committee looked at some hi-tech solutions to help solve the question of how best to display the school's numerous awards.
Jon Koon of Advanced Electronic Designs (AED) in Bozeman was invited to discuss the various digital possibilities that could be used to display the accomplishments of Trojans throughout the years. In addition to the approximately 200 wall mounted plaques, there are stand-up trophies, record books, images and accomplishments that the committee is trying to display. Koon's suggestions ranged from using free and low-cost programs to custom programming that could be used in the cloud.
The committee expressed concerns over accessibility, safety and the ability to easily update information when new data needs to be added. Koon and the committee discussed a variety of options for each.
Advanced Electronic Designs has worked on numerous projects since forming in 1994, including digital screen in Times Square in New York City and kiosks for Yellowstone Forever at the national park of the same name.
At the close of the evening, discussion was also had about considering some options for special displays of the state-level plaques as they generally are the most noteworthy and hold significant prestige.
The nine-member committee was in full attendance for the meeting, except for J.C. Holland. Holland lives near Hall and presumably did not make the meeting due to the inclement weather.
The Drummond Trophy Committee plans to hold another meeting this month to discuss any bids offered by Koon and AED, as well as some potential cabinetry proposals for the state plaques.