Nathan Zhu

Connecting Waters Charter School, Waterford

Nathan Zhu is an artist. His palette: the computer screen. Nathan has designed websites for many organizations within his community. One in particular, Jene Wah, supports Chinese seniors in Stockton by providing assistance with daily needs and a social gathering place. Nathan’s website has helped to bring attention to this organization, and its design helped Nathan understand the true meaning of leadership. He realized that his support of Jene Wah through web design was helping to shape the perception of one of the most crucial Chinese communities in Stockton. It taught him that everyone can make a difference – in big ways and small – and that leadership isn’t about a title or a position, but about inspiring and influencing.