Neil Deshmukh ’20 is among only 25 students nationwide who received the 2019 Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes, an award that celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people from across the U.S. and Canada.
Established in 2001 by author T. A. Barron, the Barron Prize annually honors 25 outstanding young leaders ages 8 to 18 who have made a significant positive difference to people and the environment. Fifteen top winners each receive $10,000 to support their service work or higher education.
Neil earned the award for his creation of an app called PlantumAI, which helps farmers in developing countries easily identify and treat crop disease, allowing them to maximize yields and reduce their need for toxic pesticides.
To learn more about PlantumAI, check out this article featured in our Winter 2019 Moravian Academy Journal.