2007 Award Winners

Alice Chen

Cupertino High School, Cupertino

Alice is the President of her school’s Anime Club and is an accomplished artist. She uses her artistic abilities by volunteering to teach children art at the Children’s Discovery Museum. In addition, she rounds out her artistic outlet by being a talented pianist. Alice will attend the University of California at Berkeley.

Vicky Chen

Cupertino High School, Cupertino

Vicky is the President of her school’s Writers’ Guild and successfully resurrected the club’s existence. She has completed two novels and has had one of them published. In addition, Vicky is Violin First Chair of her school’s orchestra and was the Head Attorney for the school’s Mock Trials. Vicky plans to attend University of California at Berkeley.

Natasha Kim

Albany High School, Albany

Natasha is her school’s Senior Class President, Co-President of the Chemistry Club and Co-President of the Korean Club. She was selected to be President Pro-Tempore at the CA statewide conference for Asian Americans. As part of a project for Future Leaders Institute, Natasha interviewed more than 270 fellow students about racial inequality. As a result, her school has agreed to change its curriculum to include more diverse perspectives and issues. Natasha will attend Stanford and will major in political science.

Peter Lu

Monta Vista High School, Cupertino

Peter is the Captain of his school’s Policy and Extemporaneous team of the Speech and Debate team. He was also the state champion for Impromptu Speaking at the State Tournament for Future Business Leaders of America. Peter was selected to be the student representative to the Fremont Unified School Board and is also an Officer at his school’s Associated Student Body. Peter will attend Yale University, majoring in Political Science.

Van Nguyen

Armijo High School, Fairfield

Van participates in her school’s International Baccalaureate Program, which is a rigorous two year academic program. In addition, she is a member of the Academic Decathlon Team and an officer in her school’s Poetry club. Van is leader at her school’s Key Club with is part of the Kiwanis Club and has been critical to the school’s successful activities. Van will attend the University of California at Berkeley, majoring in Human Sciences.

Choua Vue

Grant Union High School, Sacramento

Choua is active in her school and community exemplified by leading the creation of the first ever Hmong Youth Conference in the Sacramento area. The conference will focus not only on education, but address violence in the community. Choua is a dedicated participant of Upward Bound and is active in “Renaissance,” her school’s leadership program. Choua plans to attend the University of California at Berkeley.