EWA BEACH, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Campbell High School senior has received the Military Child of the Year Award for her innovation.
Shelby Barber of Ewa Beach is developing a device for those who suffer from allergies.
The device is worn on the body and is designed to deliver medication directly to a patient – relatively pain free.
"I want to see this project succeed for the better of human health and everyday lives," Barber said. "Children in elementary schools are my target audience because I want them to feel safe when having to use life-saving equipment."
She was among six other recipients of the award.
She will travel to Washington D.C. in April where she'll receive the award at a gala from senior leaders of each branch of service.
Her idea also earned her an award of excellence from the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists, and a special recognition from her church.
In addition to the national recognitions, she maintains a 4.3 GPA, is a member of the National Honor Society, and actively volunteers in her community.