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Dec 15, 2017

Our teams mix it with the best at YES awards

Two amazing Gisborne teams made it to the 2017 Young Enterprise National Awards to represent their city.

Torrac Awards Photo

GISBORNE'S young entrepreneurial talent did the city proud last week when teams from Campion College and Gisborne Girls’ High School represented the region at the Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) Awards in Wellington.

Regional winner Torrac from Campion College gave a confident, articulated pitch, competing against 22 other teams from across the country, said YES co-ordinator Lena Bevan.

“The level was outstanding and company representatives held themselves with such esteem and eloquence. Organisers commented that the level this year was again raised another notch.”

Nitha Vashti and Rebecca Collier from GGHS represented Project Ataahua at the event and won a national excellence award for arts and culture.

Ms Bevan said the evening was a wonderful occasion, with MC Ben Hurley bringing humour to a night that celebrated innovation and products/services to benefit ‘the greater good’.

A group of students from Henderson High School in Auckland were awarded first place as The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) Company of the Year.

Olelei from Henderson High School received a $3000 cash prize, and each member of the team also received a $5000 scholarship from Massey Business School.

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