1991 Outstanding Youth Award Recipients
Angel Yu is a sophomore at Fallston High School. She has been on he honor roll every quarter since the beginning of high school. In addition, she is a chairperson on the Students' Activities Club. This club does volunteer work and community service mostly in the Harford county region. Angel's drawings have won many prizes, including several champion and first place ribbons. She also draws for the school literary magazine, The Troubadour. Currently Angel is the president in her 4-H club. She is also a member of the Maryland Teen Council representing Harford County. She enjoys working with children and worked as a volunteer at a camp this summer. She also taught Sunday school at church for a few months.
Angel is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hong-Jen Yu
Christie Yang is the mother of three teenage children: Allen, David, and Amie. She currently resides in the Los Angeles area, and has lived in the United States since 1969. Many of you remember her from Maryland, where she was a Taiwanese school principal for three years from 1987 to 1990. She has been dedicated in the Taiwanese Language & Culture education program for many years. She headed a team of
enthusiastic individuals to teach Taiwanese youth the Taiwanese language. After she left Washington D.C. to Los Angeles, Mrs. Yang established a program to promote the communication among the Taiwanese Language Schools in North America. She serves as a coordinator of the North American Taiwanese Language School Association. Also, she is on the board of directors of the South Bay Taiwanese American Language School, and has been engaged in the textbook editing for higher-level classes. Mrs. Yang holds degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science, and worked as a computer programmer, motel manager, real estate salesperson, and is currently an insurance agent. Along with the influence of her husband, Andre who is a former President of TYAF, Christie, decided to carry on her service in the Taiwanese Language & Culture Education for the Taiwanese community in Northern America.
David Chang is a senior attending Magruder High School in Rockville, Maryland. His varied interests include athletics, mathematics, and music. He is highly active in school activities, as well as the Taiwanese community. In school, David is a yearbook editor, and participates on the math team. He has received numerous mathematics awards including recognition form Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland. David is a member of the National Honors Society and Achieved National Merit Commended Scholar. David has played for the Varsity tennis team since his freshman year, and advanced to the semi-finals of the Montgomery County doubles tennis tournament. During the off-season, he is a tennis instructor at Aspen Hill Fitness and Racquet Club. David has also played baseball and coached a basketball team. In his free time he enjoys volleyball. ping-pong, and racquet ball. Much of his time is devoted to the Taiwanese community. In addition to being the President of the TYG, David is a member of the Taiwanese Presbyterian Church Youth Choir.
David is son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Chang
Jennifer Chang is a junior at Bryn Mawr School. She is an active member of the Asian Awareness, Animal Rights, Peers Support, and Amnesty International clubs. She writes for the school newspaper and sings in the Bryn Mawr choir. Jenni enjoys drawing, oil painting, and watercolor. She also plays basketball as well as Varsity badminton, which she helped lead from an undefeated season to the league championships. She has received numerous awards for her ant work and musical talents. She received the Dean's Recognition award in 1990 and the Outstanding Graduate award from Peabody Institute in 1991. She placed second in the 1990 International Young Artist Piano Competition and received the best performance award in Chinese piece. Jenni is a community leader, devoting her entire summer working at the Cloisters Children Museum. She is currently working with homeless children at the Rutland Recreational Center in Baltimore City.
James Shun-Min Lee is a senior at Walt Whitman High School. Jimmy participates in numerous activities which include music, athletics, academic competition and church and community service. He serves as music director for the youth choir at the Taiwanese Presbyterian Church. He is also a youth leader and plays guitar and sings in a praise band. He is active in a variety of sports including tennis, swimming, soccer, and ping-pong. In 1991, Jimmy was named a Co-MVP on the Walt Whitman High School Co-ed Volleyball team which won the county championships. He was named camp MVP at volleyball camps run at the University of Maryland this summer. This year marks his fourth year wrestling where he is returning to the team as a varsity letterman. Jimmy has worked as a volunteer at Washington Adventist Hospital and Manor Care Nursing Home.
Jimmy is the son of Dr. and Mrs. T. P Lee
Ken Wang is a junior in the Science and Technology Program at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt, Maryland. He is currently Vice-President of the Junior Class. His GPA is 4.07 last year. He won the Grand Award in his school's science fair and went on to win the Grand Award in the Prince George's Area Science Fair and third place in the National Capital Area and third place in the nation. He was invited to the U.N. Headquarters in New York City to meet with the Secretary General and received the award Ken is active in various clubs. Recently, he was elected as President of Boy Scouts of America Medical Explorer Program. He is also involved in many volunteer and community services.
Ken is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Chien Yi Wang
Kevin Yeh is a senior in the Magnet Program at Montgomery Blair High School. He is a straight A student and is ranked first in his class. He is also a National Merit Semifinalist and a Maryland Distinguished Scholar. He was a Spelling Bee county representative and champion of Rockville. He belongs to the National Honor Society and the French National Honor Society. He is a starter and captain of his school's county championship Math team and he has placed first in the county competition, winning the Excellence in Mathematics Award. He has won numerous awards for his school in various computer contests. He is on the Physics Team, which won first place at the University of Maryland competition. He Is also won the "It's Academic Team', which placed first regionally in the Knowledge master tournament and second for two straight years in the Eleanor Roosevelt H.S. tournament. Last summer, he worked at NASA on studying radio wave satellite data.
Kevin is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Tsyh-Tyan Yeh
Steven Liu is a junior in the Magnet Program at Montgomery Blair High School. He has played the violin for over 10 years, and he is currently co-concertmaster of the Montgomery Country Youth Symphony. He has played in a co-concertmaster with Mstislav Rostropovich, Conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra, and he has also played with the NSO In a fellowship program this year. Steven has participated in a numerous computer competitions. He qualified for the American Computer Science League All-Star Tournament in 1989 and 1990 where his team made a third place finish at the 1989 competition in Toronto. He was also a member of a three-person team which placed second in the 1990 Junior Division of the International Computer Problem Solving Contest. Steven plays on a soccer team, and also played on the Montgomery Blair Varsity volleyball team this spring. He also tutors youth immigrant students from China and Taiwan for the Our Lady of China Pastoral Mission.
Steven is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Ren Chang Liu