Compiled by staff Northwest Asian Weekly At the end of each school year, we run this column, which features some exceptional Asian American students who have made the most of their high school careers, whether it’s through academics, volunteer work, artistic endeavors, or athletics.
For most high school students, typical after-school activities may include competing in a high school sport, performing in a music group, or planning the layout for the school yearbook.
Tuan Nguyen, who is vice president for Media and Film Company, a Vietnamese-language entertainment production company, was selected by Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke to serve on the U.S. Census Bureau’s Advisory Committee on the Asian population.
On the night of Saturday, April 18, the organizers of Hoa Khoi Lien Truong, a Vietnamese cultural pageant, breathed a sigh of relief, thinking they could start putting a successful event behind them. However, an officer of the Vietnamese Student Association at the University of Washington (VSA), the organizer of the event, recounted the judges’ scores and discovered an error in the calculation of the scores.