The winners are: Andy (Gi-wei) Chu, Dangvu T. Huynh, Leslie Kyoko Karp, Keo Kim, Connie (Yik) Kong, Donne Kim Nguyen, Gloria Ignacio Umipig, Xeng Vang, Wing-Sze Wong, and Gary Yu
, from El Cerrito, California, will be attending the Univerisity of California Berkeley this fall.Gary's childhood was filled with many obstacles and hardships.However, Gary
mother found security in El Cerrito and he
has learned to become a curious and independent person.He
is unafraid to have high goals and self-expectations.He was a member of the California Scholarship Federation for all four years of high school and was also on the Honor Roll.
An Honorable Mention was awarded to him for the Asian Pacific Fund's "Growing up Asian in America" Essay Contest.He
also received the Harry Scott Memorial Award in biological control.Gary also served as a Chinese translator in the Northeast Medical Center in San Francisco.
was the KRON-TV (Chan. 4) "Beating The Odds" winner.Dedicated to his
sought challenges for himself in all that he
did, and met those challenges head-on to get where he
is today.He has been a math tutor, a Chinese translator at a medical center, and has spent countless hours helping out at homeless shelters.
Founded in 1973, the Organization of Chinese Americans
(OCA) is a national, nonprofit, nonpartisan, advocacy organization of concerned Chinese Americans.OCA
is dedicated to securing the inherent rights of Chinese American and Asian Pacific American citizens and permanent residents through legislative and policy initiatives at all levels of government.
Through UPS Community Relations and The UPS Foundation
, UPS has a long history of supporting organizations, such as OCA
, that positively impact communities today.The company identifies specific areas where its support will clearly impact social and educational challenges.In 1999, The UPS Foundation
donated a total of more than $35 million to charitable organizations throughout the U.S., Canada, and Latin America.