Vidya Ramesh, in 2014, designed a six wheeled hand cart with steering, gears and brakes to help street vendors manoeuvre their hand carts over uneven, hilly terrains. In 2015, Siddharth Kumar a grade 11 student developed a cell phone app ‘Corner Shop’ “aiming to give small time vendors a platform to boost their sales.” In 2016, Pavan Chitta came up with an App called “Bee My Guide”. The App enables the visually impaired to know exactly what surrounds them in their immediate environment so they have a relatively higher level of independence and in a way gain the sensation of vision through visualization by using the app along with their other senses. 16-year-old Siddharth Pandya, a student of Grade 12, in 2016, developed the world’s first live debating platform which allows debaters from around the globe to engage in an intellectual discussion of relevant topics.
The CAS students volunteer in hospitals, paint government run schools for the underprivileged, create breast cancer awareness, clean streets, and recycle waste. They raise funds for education and health in rural areas. The sports enthusiasts organized ‘Run in the Sun’, to encourage a healthy lifestyle and donated the entire proceeds to improve the quality of sports in India, and to increase awareness about juvenile diabetes.
The students of Greenwood High aim high, and reach higher, for many have been accepted in Ivy League colleges, with scholarships. Indeed, they all take the school motto ‘Rooted in Knowledge’ very seriously, and while spreading out their wings to soar high, remain rooted deeply in knowledge.