A device designed to stop drink spiking has won its Catholic Cathedral College developers the 2008 Canterbury regional Young Enterprise Scheme Award.
“Spikey” grabbed local and national media attention for the Clever Kids company behind the device and means the team members Rodelyn Avila, Hannah Freestone and Jeanette Butler have won $250, the regional YES trophy, and a trip to Wellington to compete in the national awards in November. The team also won a media and marketing award for their excellent use of media campaigns.
Team member Rodelyn Avila will start her tertiary studies on a high note with a $4300 scholarship from the University of Canterbury College of Business and Economics.
The awards, organised in 2008 by Canterbury Development Corporation’s Outside The Square team, are assessed on a combination of marks from their business presentation to business judges, the year’s work, operation of their business and their annual report.
Presenting the awards mayor Bob Parker said young people were a
necessity for the city’s future.
Regional runner-up was team “Zweet” from Rangi Ruru Girls’ School, who also won the ASB Bank Excellence Award for Financial Management and the Outside The Square Co-ordinator’s Communication Award.
The inaugural Science Alive Innovation Award went to “Eminence”, an Avonside Girls High School team.
Canterbury Development Corporation Chief Executive Bill Luff thanked the generous support of local business people for making the awards possible.