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The kids in this story mean business, as dozens of students participated in the Mount Carmel School business fair today. No doubt they are proving to be future entrepreneurs, as the students we caught up with showcasing their business ideas, some of whom admit had a little help from mom and dad.

From a slime factory to a comic book shop and even a coding business, students at Mount Carmel gave it their all. "I am nervous about it," expressed 11-year-old finalist Boyka Mark loves all things superheroes.  So when it came time to develop his business plan - well - it was a no brainer.

"Because I like drawing and I would like to spread out my uniqueness about drawing too to Guam," he added. "I didn't expect to be a finalist because I didn't expect my project was that good so when they said I was one I was like whoa."

Others like Sage Dela Cruz and Peter Maulolo came up with their plan by going back to their roots. Dela Cruz said, "Some of the jewelry that I have is Native American-related, because I have turquoise stones that's in my jewelry. And Maulolo added, "This is called panipopo. It means sweet coconut bread. It's a Samoan dessert and pastry."

The projects even educational, as Maulolo said, "I want to help raise awareness of the declining population of the coconut trees because of the rhino beetle. They are the reason we are losing our island's coconut trees and they are very important to us."

The fair was also a must for Hollie April Mutzner who was serving up some of her Jolly Hollie cookies. She said, "I come from a line of award-winning bakers. Loving to bake and creating to business has become a challenge."

These youngsters getting a head start at life after graduation and motivating others like themselves to strive for the same. "Do your best," said Mark, with Mutzner adding, "Follow your dream. That's all I'm going to say."

It was a good time for the students participating, but one thing they say they learned from all this - time management. #adulting.

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