Posted on 06 December, 2016

Darwin High Students at the 2016 ​NT Youth Business Awards

Darwin High Students at the 2016 ​NT Youth Business Awards

Darwin High School students have been incredibly successful at this year's Northern Territory Youth Business Awards, winning two categories. 

The Youth Business Awards invites secondary school students in small business education to demonstrate their entrepreneurial talents and commercial acumen by entering in categories of Operate a Business, Develop an Operational Plan and Operate a Business in a Remote School.

Darwin High School student Cindy Um won the Operating a Business Category with 'Kung Food'. DHS student Jessica Malady won the Developing an Operational Plan for a Business category with 'Youth Shooters'. Runner up in this category was DHS student Tamika McPhee with 'Top End Fitness' and the Encouragement Award for this category went to DHS student Alan Shyju for 'Alan's A+ Autocare'.

Minister for Education, Hon. Eva Lawler congratulated the winners of 2016’s NT Youth Business Awards and said that

I congratulate the award finalists who have shown enthusiasm and creativity in planning and developing concepts for a small business in the Territory market. I would also like to congratulate our teachers who have delivered quality programs to the young people who will become the business people of the Northern Territory.

Congratulations to all the students on their awards. 

Special mention to Cindy Um who has also been selected to attend the 2017 National Computer Science School (NCSS) at the University of Sydney and The National Questacon Invention Convention (NCIS) in Canberra 2017.

Pictured above from left to right is Darwin High School teacher Michelle Elliot, students Cindy Um and Jessica Malady and Darwin High School teacher Jayant Prakash.

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