Amber is $20 Challenge champion

She sold an organic mosquito lotion, and then donated the entire $2,611 raised to aid in efforts to have the defunct Society Primary School in St John back in operation.

For her endeavour, Amber McKenzie, 15, was named the overall winner in the 2014 Barbados Entrepreneurship Foundation (BEF) Columbus $20 Challenge.

Overall Champion –– Amber McKenzie of Organic Essentials.
Overall Champion –– Amber McKenzie of Organic Essentials.

At the awards ceremony on Saturday night at Hilton Barbados Resort, the Codrington School student, who formed the company Organic Essentials, also placed first in the Charity Donation category.

“I do hope that by being a good businesswoman I go far in life with my passion,” she said.

Another big winner was Britney Sealy, of Lemon Rush, who received the award for Enterprise And Excellence In Branding and the Best Business at the $20 Challenge Marketplace.

Award for Enterprise And Excellence In Branding to Lemon Rush.
Award for Enterprise And Excellence In Branding to Lemon Rush.

After receiving her award, The St Michael School student said the entire exercise was fun.

“I actually think that the $20 Challenge was not a challenge, but more of an experience because I learnt a lot of stuff, which really will help me as I become an entrepreneur later on in life,” she said.

The other winners were Msg. In A Mug, of St Winifred’s School, for Product Excellence; Bajan Cravings, of The Deighton Griffith School, for Most Market-Ready Business; R&Z Skincare, of Lockerbie College, for Research And Product Development; Delicious Bitez, of Springer Memorial Secondary, for Teamwork and Best Example Of A Cooperative; and Velas Verdes, of The Codrington School, for Excellence In Strategic Planning And Execution.

Award for Most Market-Ready Business to Bajan Cravings.
Award for Most Market-Ready Business to Bajan Cravings.
Award for Teamwork and Best Example Of A Cooperative to Delicious Bitez.
Award for Teamwork and Best Example Of A Cooperative to Delicious Bitez.

Claim Surf Competition of St Winifred’s School received the Innovation In Sports Development Award. This was the only male finalist group.

Award for Innovation In Sports Development to Claim Surf Competition.
Award for Innovation In Sports Development to Claim Surf Competition.

 

One Response to Amber is $20 Challenge champion

  1. Cynthia Blackman
    Cynthia Blackman March 4, 2015 at 10:34 am

    Congratulations ,, We were going to a function last Sunday and everyone even at Agro Fest I spoke with telling them the area ,Society I mentioned her name and her success .. You would have thought I knew the person .. it was only from reading an article .. All is not lost young people .

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