High school achievement award for 2021 announced.
1st Place : Pratheek Kuimanda ( S/O Kuimanda Joyappa and Malchira Bharathi )
Pratheek Kuimanda is the son of Kuimanda Joyappa and Malchira Bharathi from Spring, TX (previously from Andover, MA). Among his many other accomplishments, during the COVID pandemic last year, he founded a Andover PPE team, and designed, produced & delivered face shields to many hospitals all over Boston area. For this work, he was recognized in the local newspapers and media. He will be pursuing his undergraduate degree this fall at Rice University in TX, in Public Health and Sports Medicine.
2nd Place: Riya Machimada ( D/O Jeevan and Muthamma Machimada )
Riya Machimada is the daughter of Jeevan and Muthamma Machimada from Greer SC. Aside from studies and other accomplishments, she is a tennis player, certified EMT and over the past four years was a dedicated volunteer at Roper Mountain Science Center helping kids. She will be pursuing her undergraduate degree this fall at University of South Carolina, in Biological Sciences.
3rd Place : Chelsea Andrade ( D/O Keerthan and Janetha Andrade )
Chelsea Andrade is the daughter of Keerthan and Janetha Andrade (Butiyanda family) from Katy, TX. During her high school years she has been into varsity wrestling, Bollywood dancing and Indian Cultural Socity. She will be pursuing her undergraduate degree this fall at Texas A&M University in pre-med Psychology.
In Kodava Koota Board and Advisory (Evaluation) Committees view, all were excellent candidates for the award since all are top performers in their schools, active in their community, highly recommended by their teachers/coaches/guides. So, it was not an easy task for the Advisory committee and the Kodava Koota Board to select the three from these excellent candidates. However, that is what had to be done, and so, the Board and the Advisory committee have selected the candidates for the three awards.
Kodava Koota is very proud of the achievements and congratulate all the participants and winners.
Kodava Koota wishes the very best and look forward for achieving greater things in life and make Kodava Community proud.