Friday, April 4, 2008

Students for Self-Sustainable Schools Won 1st PLACE!!

I am so proud of my amazing husband!! He and his team have been working their heads off for this competetion and TODAY THEY WON!! They gave a 45 minute presentation to the judges yesterday, and today was another presentation. They swept the competition winning 1st place in both the BYU Social Venture Competition and the People's Choice Award, earning their team about $25,000 to launch Phase I of their business plan, which includes building the hotel in India!!! YAY! The team:
The proud wives! (This is also the couple going with us to India in a few weeks!)

We just got out of the competition like 10 minutes ago...but I was just so excited and proud that I had to hurry and post it. Thanks for those of you that came out to support us! Everyone be sure to congratulate Ben and his team for all their hard work!!

Watch the YouTube link of their final video (shown at the end of their presentation), for those of you who either missed it or would like to watch it again: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFEVV9f7-yE

11 comments:

The Phipps: said...

Oh my goodness!! Congratulations! I want to hear all about it. That is amazing and tell Ben that David and I are so happy for him (and you!). How great.

The Phipps

The Phipps: said...

Camille--

I know I just commented (and please feel a little bit special here because this is probably the fifth time I've ever commented on anyone's blog ever), but I noticed that one of your favorite quotes is one of mine! I had it on my blog too a while back--the one about forgiveness from the Kite Runner. Is that amazing. See, we were destined to become friends. I will miss you guys when you go!
Janelle

Brian and Callie said...

Yay! I am so excited for them too. They totally deserved it! I think we were more nervous than them! I'm getting so excited...

Jen said...

Congratulations guys, I can tell you have a great future ahead with many important things to do!

Tawnya said...

wow, how truly inspiring. I am so impressed that I just had to let you know. I wish everyone believed that small efforts made a difference and actually did something about it - including myself. I watch you do what you do and think, wow, I wish I was brave enough to do something. Congratulations and how inspiring you are.

Mariah said...

I just watched the video. It is so good and it's such a great idea! Congratulations. We are so excited that Ben, Mike and Harsh's group won! Good job!!

TeamCarter said...

That's so exciting! congrats ben!

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Whittney Clark said...

GOOD work Ben!!! That's awesome!!!

krys said...

You and Ben are so ridiculously cute! ;) I LOVE IT!

doyles said...

this is amazing camille! i bet you're so proud of him! that video really is so touching and i wish him and his group all the luck in the world!