Triplets prove to be triple threat for Mountain Ridge High School

Posted at 7:32 PM, May 15, 2017

For the Ravi brothers, competition is everything. When asked who is oldest, Akshay proclaims his victory of 45 seconds with glee.

While most teenage siblings are clamoring for their own space, Akshay, Vivek and Nithin do everything together. They work on school projects as a team, play sports together and even collaborate on business ventures.

The boys have dominated state DECA competitions for Mountain Ridge High School. DECA is a marketing based club that pits schools to pitch business ideas and case studies. The brothers are the first to win the international category two years in a row.

"We've been doing it (DECA) for two years - our sophomore and junior year. Both years we did the event, international business plan, and we got first place in state both years,” said Akshay.

While waiting to compete for a third title, the Ravi’s decided they wanted to make a difference. With the help of their marketing teacher Debbie Moore, the triplets founded Growing Roots Charity. The non-profit helps raise money for charities. Their first mission is to help end malnutrition worldwide.

“We want more people giving smaller amounts of money and we think it's possible to end malnutrition by 2040,” said Akshay.

The $1 campaign is the first undertaking by the triplets. You can follow their work HERE.