Photo by Elizabeth Branson at Studio Branson Photography: studiobranson.com

Photo by Elizabeth Branson at Studio Branson Photography: studiobranson.com

Sruthi Tummala is still in high school, but she’s already a role model. The Ursuline Academy senior spent last spring teaching fourth graders about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM.) Her lesson plan focused on ways STEM studies can prepare young women for exciting careers. It also earned her the prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award.

On October 14, Tummala will be recognized yet again for her outstanding commitment to community service. She’s one of two teens being honored as a Yong Woman of Distinction at the AT&T sponsored Women of Distinction Luncheon.

“It is remarkable to experience the level maturity, leadership and dedication these young ladies have shown through their extensive community involvement and academic success,” says Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas CEO Jennifer Bartkowski of the awardees. “They are exemplary Girl Scouts who have put into practice the courage, confidence and character we strive for and definitely have made the world a better place.”

To learn more Tummala and the luncheon, which will raise funds for early STEM education, click here.