Kodava Koota High School Achievement Award Winners for 2021
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 Society. She will be pursuing her undergraduate degree this fall at Texas A&M University in pre-med Psychology.
Bacharanianda C. Muthappa & Rani Education Fund/Kodava Koota Achievement Award for High School Students
Kodava Koota High School Achievement Award Winners for 2020
1st Place: Megna Kokkalera ( D/O of Sunil Kokkalera & Suchitha Kuppanda )
Megna Kokkalera is the daughter of Sunil Kokkalera and Suchitha Kuppanda from Barrington IL. She is a Kathak Indian classical dancer with a passion for computer science. She will be pursuing her undergraduate degree this fall at Carnegie Mellon University in PA, and guess in what area…Computer Science!!!
2nd Place: Arjun Gadiyar ( S/O Rajesh Gadiyar & Smitha Paruvangada)
Arjun Rajesh Gadiyar is the son of Rajesh Gadiyar and Smitha Paruvangada from Chandler AZ. He is a quiz competitor, debater, and a musician among other things. He will be pursuing his undergraduate degree this fall at University of California Berkeley CA, in Computer Science
3rd Place: Nia Mallangada ( D/O Prem Mallangada & Sudha Paruvangada)
Nia Mallangada is the daughter of Prem Mallangada and Sudha Parvangada from Manalapan NJ. Throughout her high school years she has been into robotics design and competition at state/world levels. She will be pursuing her undergraduate degree this fall at Rutgers University in NJ, in Computer Science.
Kodava Koota High School Achievement Award Winners for 2019:
1st Place winner – Megha Maran – Daughter of Vanitha Chandura and Lenin Maran from CA. Graduated from Franklin High School in Elk Grove, CA. She has been in to mathematics competitions and diving among other things. She is pursuing Computer Science & Engineering at MIT.
2nd Place Winner – Naina Woker – Daughter of Rekha Paleyanda and Mathias Woker from MA . Graduated from Belmont High School, Belmont, MA. She is a gold award winner in German language school and has been competitive in track and field. She is pursuing Veterinary Medicine at University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
3rd Place Winner – Akhil Pulianda – Son of Chengappa and Preethi Pulianda from CA. Graduated from Centennial High School in Corona, CA. He was into Piano and soccer during his time in high school. He is pursuing Mechanical Engineering at University of California, Irvine.
Koota High School Achievement Award Winners for 2018:
1st Place winner – Bopaiah Paruvangada – Son of Kuttaiah Paruvangada and Pooja Palecanda from NY. Graduated from Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua NY. Among other things he has been an outstanding swimmer and winner of many awards in swimming. He is pursuing Biological Engineering at Cornell University in NY.