King's College student Amanda Ngo recently competed in the Fedex Express/Junior Achievement International Trade Challenge Asia Pacific Finals in Hong Kong and did New Zealand very proud.
Amanda was paired up with Benjamin Seelen from Nayland College in Nelson, and placed second in the overall competition with their idea for a whitening toothpaste that can decrease the amounts of flurorosis in teeth.
The students had to create a beauty product for the Kenyan market, convincing the judges that it would both sell and tackle a social problem.
There were 27 teams from nine different countries competing, including three from New Zealand. Each team was made up of two members.
A three-day challenge, the finalists were announced on the third day and then had only an hour to prepare for their final presentation.
New Zealand did spectacularly; all three teams made the finals with the country placing both first and second.
The competition has been running for seven years and students are selected through the Young Enterprise Trust.
A big congratualations to Amanda for this fantastic achievement.