Vijay Moorthy is in third grade and won an award for his art entry in the 2017 CEA and HMNS Art, Essay, and Media Contest. Prior to this award, Vijay won several awards for academic excellence at his school, St John Paul II Catholic School. He has also obtained community awards like the Merit Award from the Malaysia-Singapore Association in Houston. During Energy and Environment Week, Vijay was awarded third place by the St Agnes Academy Energy and Environment Committee for his poster. Most recently, he was selected to be part of the DECATS leadership program at Strake Jesuit High School. Vijay enjoys reading, tinkering with robotics, and playing soccer with his friends.