“I always thought my parents were hard on me,” said Sherry Gao, a recent University of Washington (UW) graduate and IT specialist from Premera Blue Cross taking the class.
On the way to her office, she must pass under the ranked row of photographs — former superintendents. They seem to glower across the lobby of the Seattle School District’s main office, as if unhappy and cognizant of the short tenure each served. Her predecessor served for four years. Many served less. Some only served for one year.
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly This week, Amazon announced the 100 recipients of its inaugural Future Engineer scholarships, which supports college-bound seniors in underrepresented and underserved communities. Three students from Washington state earned scholarships, two of whom are Asian: Annie Vo from Franklin High School and Hyeong Jeong “Ace” Choi of Matt Grant Olympia […]
SEATTLE – The Japanese American Citizens League, Seattle Chapter (Seattle JACL) is offering a total of $20,000 in scholarships for six incoming and/or current college students. Interested candidates may apply at seattlejacl.org/scholarships until March 1. Here are the scholarships available: Aki Kurose Memorial Scholarship – $3,000 The Minoru Tamesa and Bunshiro Tazuma Scholarships – $3,000 […]
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Seeing how the school system treated students of color motivated Rosie Rimando-Chareunsap, the new president of South Seattle College (SSC), to start a career in education in order to help more students of color obtain the resources they need to succeed. Born and raised in Charleston, S.C. to Filipino […]
By Zachariah Bryan NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY These days, if you want to find Sarith Sok, you just have to look up. He’s played a role in building some of Seattle’s biggest projects: the 520 bridge, the Northgate Light Rail Station, high-rise buildings in downtown and, currently, the Sea-Tac International Airport expansion. Sok is an ironworker, […]
Andy Khuu is a graduating senior at Franklin High School, who is committed to attending Stanford University in the fall. As a student, Andy has been deeply involved with FIRST Robotics, cross-country, swimming, and track throughout all four years of his high school career. With his ambitions and passion for computer science and programming, Andy […]
Formal complaint spearheaded by VFA By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY A Seattle school principal will not return for the 2018-19 school year. Oksana Britsova, the principal at Seattle World School (SWS), was the focus of a formal letter of complaint written by James Hong, executive director of the Vietnamese Friendship Association (VFA). He said […]
By Joshua Holland NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The Seattle area is a hub for global companies changing the world, thanks to innovators like Amazon, Microsoft, and many others. However, the sizzling economy has done more than just attract headlines. It’s attracted some of the world’s best and brightest to the region. To ensure many of these […]
By Tim Gruver NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Growing up in Tacoma, surrounded by people from all walks of life, Marcella Tomlin can remember the difficulties of being a person of color in a classroom. In the fourth grade, Tomlin said that she was often indistinguishable from her other Black peers to her teacher, many of whom […]