Brookings High School seniors Aditya Tummala and Joshua Park are announced as the Brookings Rotary Club’s September Students of the Month. The students joined the Club’s recent meeting via Zoom to address the members and receive their recognition. 
Tummala is the son of Hemachand Tummala and Vijaya Gaddipati. At BHS he has been involved in National Honor Society (vice president), HOSA, Orchestra and All-State Orchestra, Speech and Debate (president and Outstanding Distinction), Math Club, Tennis, Science Olympiad, Student Council, Quiz Bowl, Soccer and Environmental Club. He received International Science and Engineering Fair Overall Category 3rd Place and NIH-NIDA Addiction Science First Place Award. Tummala was named an AP Scholar with Distinction and State Champion in International Extemp. He also was co-director of Dakota Debate Institute.
Tummala plans to attend a four-year university to pursue biomedical engineering.
Park is the son of Juyeon and Kunsoon Park. He is a member of National Honor Society, HOSA (vice president), All-State Choir, Thespians, Debate, Orchestra, Marching Band (section leader), Science Olympiad (captain), Jazz Choir, Quiz Bowl and Soccer. He served on Choir Council, was named an AP Scholar with Distinction and attended Boys State. A pianist, Park recently was named BHS 2021 Homecoming Lord.
Park plans to attend a four-year university to pursue pre-med.
Each month during the school year, the Brookings Rotary Club recognizes two students who excel in exhibiting its motto “Service Above Self” and fulfill the ideals of the organization’s Four-Way Test: Is it the truth?  Is it fair to all concerned?  Will it build goodwill and better friendships?  Will it be beneficial to all concerned? 
For more information about the Brookings Rotary Club, contact Kay Norton at kaynorton75@gmail.com. The club meets each Tuesday at 12 p.m. at the Brookings Activity Center, with a Zoom option available. The club is part of Rotary International, a service organization with more than 1.2 million members in 35,000 clubs in about 200 countries and territories around the world. This year’s international theme is “Serve to Change Lives.”