11th Grade, CA
Enlisting in most AP and honor courses offered, I have consistently maintained 4.3 GPA, which places me in the top 5% of my class of nearly 500 students. During the summer I attend courses on college campuses to expand both my high school perspective and education. From 2010 to 2012, I have consistently passed from Pre-MESA(Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement) Day to MESA Day as one of the few from John F. Kennedy High School to win first and second place awards in building bridges, gliders, mouse-trap cars, and presenting speeches about global ecological issues. As Captain of the Speech and Debate Team, I placed as a semifinalist in Duo State Qualifiers, finalist in Congress State Qualifies, and am competing this spring as a finalist for the Rotary Speech district competition.
I am giving back through my presidency of Key Club, leading our club in more than 30 events, which accumulates more than 1,500 hours. I am also Vice President of the California Scholarship Federation, guiding more than 100 students to build up our annual 800 hour service commitment. Since 9th grade I have been an active member in the Pocket Teenage Advisory Board in the local library. Since Freshmen year I have also been bridging the generation gap by serving the residents at Merrill Gardens. I serve as a crew leader and band member for my church. Through my connections with the Rotary club with my speeches, they have asked me to create a Interact Club at my school to further community service on a global level. These opportunities have ignited my burning passion of serving others.
I have taken on leadership roles on the local, national, and international level. Following my newest found passion, human rights, I founded the International Student Society. As a club we created a John F. Kennedy chapter of Amnesty International to fight for human rights globally. In an effort to further bridge generational and cultural gaps, I received the C.W. Deeble Youth Ambassador Scholarship this year, which sponsors me a trip to China as a youth ambassador from Sacramento. In addition to this, I am also the Vice President for MESA, and President for the Junior division of the Chinese Culture club, Asian Cuisine club, and Mandarin Language club. I am also part of the "Fantastic Four" medley relay that broke a record set in 1992 in the City of Sacramento Swim League Championships.