Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Peninsula Chinese American Association honors three outstanding Class of 2022 grads

From left to right, Daniel Laing, Victoria Sun and Mo Wu.

YORKTOWN — The Peninsula Chinese American Association awarded 2022 Outstanding Graduate Scholarships to three York County high school seniors for academic excellence, community service, and extracurricular achievements on their school award nights.

Daniel Laing, son of Weihong Zhang and Yizhi Laing, is the Valedictorian of York High School Class of 2022 and will attend the University of Virginia studying Economics/Data Analytics. Daniel is an AP Scholar with Distinction and 2021 USA Swimming Winter Junior National Participant. He is an active member of National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, and his church youth group.

Victoria Sun, daughter of Rumei Qin and Wanliang Sun, is the Salutatorian of Grafton High School Class of 2022 and will attend the University of Virginia studying Aerospace Engineering. Victoria has won various awards at science and engineering fairs and has had two research publications in international journals. She was a member of the Scholastic Bowl team that won the State Championship in 2021. She is an active member of the York County Youth Commission and National Honor Society.

Mo Wu, daughter of Xiang Li and David Westberg, ranked third out of 285 graduates in Grafton High School’s Class of 2022. Mo will attend the University of California Los Angeles studying Neuroscience. She is a National Chemistry Olympiad qualifier and has won second place in the Knowledge Master Open academic competition worldwide. Mo volunteered at Riverside Hospital, Virginia Living Museum, and Poquoson Public Library. She is also an active member of student government and served as the president of Pre-health Science Club at Governor’s School.

The Peninsula Chinese American Association is a nonprofit organization established over 40 years ago to promote and share Chinese culture in the community and to oversee a Chinese Language School on the Peninsula.

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