Excerpt from St. Louis Jewish Light:

Leeore Levinstein, a Parkway Central graduate interning in Israel, has a startup that aims to address poverty and malnutrition in Haiti and is a finalist for a $10,000 grant.

The company, Vetiver Solutions, would use the plant, vetiver, to combat soil erosion and improve crop yields, and then process its leaves into a thread to be sold. Read more.