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05/18/24 CHCP Student Recognition Day

May 23, 2024 3:20 PM | Elyse Wong (Administrator)

Student Recognition Day Scholarship Co-Chair Debbie Gong-Guy

By Allan Low and Debbie Gong-Guy (CHCP Trustees and Scholarship Committee Co-Chairs), Gerrye Wong (CHCP Co-Founder and Trustee), and Brenda Wong (CHCP Director and SDCAP Chair)

The Chinese Historical & Cultural Project (CHCP) was honored to recognize the recipients of the Lillian Gong-Guy Memorial Scholarship (LGGMS), awarded during the Student Recognition Day held on Saturday, May18th at History Park San José.

The Lillian Gong-Guy Memorial Scholarship was established in 2014 in tribute to CHCP’s late co-founder, Lillian Gong-Guy, to recognize exemplary seniors who have demonstrated academic achievement balanced with strong community service and involvement. This year marks our tenth anniversary. The ten scholarship award recipients this year truly represent the future leaders of our community.

2024 Scholarship Recipients

Back Row (left to right):  Jonny Luo, Lynn Dai, Sam Bai, Micheline Ma, Alan Chian
Front Row (left to right):  Sophia Zhang, Youjia He, Vanessa Lam, Audrey Fan, Thea Louise Dai

Our scholarship winners are Sam Bai of Saratoga High School, Alan Chian of Mountain View High School, Lynn Dai of Saratoga High School, Thea Louise Dai of Castilleja School, Audrey Fan of Los Altos High School, Youjia He of Piedmont Hills High School, Vanessa Lam of Milpitas High School, Jonny Luo of Saratoga High School, Micheline Ma of Piedmont Hills High School, and Sophia Zhang of Evergreen Valley High School. Each of the recipients expressed much appreciation and thanks to CHCP for their scholarships.

In addition to the Co-Chairs, Allan Low and Debbie Gong-Guy, this year’s Scholarship Selection Committee members were Helina Chin, Jeffery Lee, Brenda Wong, Judy Wong, and Karyn Wong.

SDCAP Members Recognized

SDCAP Chair Brenda Hee WongAs part of the Student Recognition Day event, CHCP also acknowledged and honored the fine work of CHCP's Student Docent Cultural Ambassador Program (SDCAP). This year's 33 Ambassadors donated 882 hours of time to Chinese and Chinese American historical and cultural projects/events for SDCAP's community enrichment.

SDCAP Chair Brenda Hee Wong is tremendously proud of the work all SDCAP members have accomplished during their time in the group. She acknowledged the dedication of many of the members, citing how long they had been active members. Their years of dedicated service include the following: 

  • 5 years: Vanessa Lam
  • 4 years: Ryan Dowlat, and Kasey Walker
  • 3 years: Allison Cheng, Charity He, Lauren Lin, and Metrica Shi
  • 2 years: Ethan Butt, Zacharee Ho, Nguyen Huynh, Owen Lee, Victoria Ma, and Sophia Zhang
  • 1 year: Darlene Dinh, Sada Bill, Claire Hsia, Michael Hua, Luwan Huang, Madeline Hung, Beatrice Lee, Brian Li, Matthew Lin, Sophia Lin, Albert Luo, Kiera Ng, Dylan Ngo, Kendra Pang, Angela Siu, Han Tang, Megan Tian, Selina Wang, and Serena Wang

As SDCAP Chair Brenda Wong said to the packed house, this year’s SDCAP graduates are truly exceptional. The five graduates are heading to the nation’s top colleges (Harvard, UC Berkeley, Georgetown and San Jose State University). These accomplished SDCAP graduates are Vanessa Lam, Metrica Shi, Kendra Pang, Sophia Zhang, and Nguyen Huynh.

Also, congratulations to Victoria Ma for achieving the President’s Volunteer Service Award!

We would like to thank all the volunteers and sponsors of the LGGMS and SDCAP programs for their generosity and support.

Museum Address:

History Park
635 Phelan Avenue
San Jose, CA 95112

In Ng Shing Gung Building

Mailing Address:

PO Box 5366
San Jose, CA 95150-5366

Email: info@chcp.org

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