SUMTER, S.C. — Crestwood High School students are receiving an all expense paid trip, donated by HSBC bank, to New York city to compete in Virtual Enterprises' 2020 Youth Business Summit.
"I was completely shocked," said Junior Gianna Santiago.
To get in, they submitted a video pitch of their company to Virtual Enterprise International, an educational nonprofit that seeks to give students an opportunity to explore the business world.
The class created a company called Royal Renaissance: Castle Commodities. It features clothing and accessories with the school's logo and graphics.
"I'm excited and nervous all at the same time. I've never been to the Big Apple before and never been on an airplane either," says Senior Tae'veon Clay.
Crestwood is one out of four schools in the nation and the only in South Carolina selected to attend the summit.
Over the next several months, production will ramp up for clothing and other accessories as the students prepare to attend the summit in late April.
Take a look at how the students reacted when they heard the news!