2006 Award Winners

Kevin Chi

Castro Valley High School, Castro Valley

Kevin co-founded the American Cancer Society’s Youth Club of the Greater Bay Area. His dedication and leadership during the past three years has resulted in tremendous student and family participation in numerous ACS activities at school, local hospitals and other community events. Under Kevin’s leadership, the ACS Youth Club raised over $20,000 in the past three years. Kevin will attend Harvard University, majoring in molecular and cell biology.

Salone Kapur

Aragon High School, San Mateo

Salone immigrated to the U.S. from India just three years ago. Within this short amount of time, Salone founded CARE (Compassion, Attention and Respect for the Elderly), a community service program in San Mateo and is founder of a tutoring venture for 6th graders. At her school, Salone has been a County Leader for the Model United Nations Club, President of the Recyling Club and is Alto Section Leader for the Peninsula Girls Chorus. Salone plans to attend Stanford University, majoring in Public Policy and Earth Systems.

Cindy Nham

Life Academy of Health and Bioscience High School, Oakland

Cindy is the recipient of the KPAA Inspirational Award. She is quite active in school and the community and has still upheld her responsibilities to take care of her disabled older sister while her parents are at work. Cindy has purposely sought out school and community services that would help her reach her goal of attending college. Cindy will attend the University of California at Berkeley, majoring in biology.

Delenie Wong

Alameda High School, Alameda

Delenie is the recipient of the Linda Chiu-Wei Wu Memorial Scholarship. Delenie is the President and Founder of Active Youth Organization, which is a community service group that helps battered and abused women and children. She is the Associated Student Body Representative to the Community as well as Student Board Member to the Alameda Unified School District’s Board of Education. Delenie has found the courage and maturity to handle a difficult family situation while balancing the needs of her family and school responsibilities. Delenie will attend the University of California at Berkeley, majoring in Public Health.

Joshua Wong

Woodridge High School, Lodi

Joshua is the recipient of the Susan Chan-Lim Memorial Award. He is the founder of Stockton Kaiser Permanente’s Convalescent Home Outreach Program as well as the Laboratory Lead for many of KP’s Van Mobile Clinics held throughout the Central Valley Area. At school, Joshua founded the Asian Equation, an Asian Cultural Club, is the President of the Band Councils for all Lodi High School Bands and participated in the Young Scholar’s Program at UC Davis. Joshua will attend Stanford University, majoring in chemistry.

Michael Wu

Aragon High School, San Mateo

Michael’s leadership skills and aptitude are apparent as he is the President of Aragon High’s Service Commission as well as Team Captain of the All-League Football Team. He is the Assistant Concert Master for the school’s orchestra and frequently plays the violin at school and community events. Michael has been a key member of the school’s tutoring service in science, math and English. Michael plans to attend Dartmouth College, majoring in the sciences and playing football.