Congratulations to the 2006 TAPS scholarship winners. The second annual scholarship brought an even more impressive and competive pool of applicants. This would not have been possible without the support of communities and schools.
Chyan, Ssu-Wei Roosevelt High School GPA: 3.95
Ssu-Wei is an accomplished musician who gives back to her community via playing music for others, and tutoring at local schools, contributing in food drives and church activities. To quote one of her teachers at Roosevelt High, “Ssu-Wei is bright, articulate, energetic and alive!…. a sincere, high-powered person.” She will be attending the University of
Washington in pursuit of a business-related degree.
Nguyen, Thu-Huong Garfield High School GPA: 3.93
Thu-Huong is an active social activist–she has actively engaged her energies to make a difference as a core member of of community groups, organized public forums, and leadership roles at non-profit organizations. She will be pursuing her inspiration to be a urban planner at either the University of Washington, or Macalester College this coming Fall.
Sievers, Olga Lindberg High School GPA: 4.0
Olga is described by her counselor as “A gifted scholar, artist, and humanitarian, she gives me hope for the future.” She was Rookie of the Year during her freshman year in Tennis, and leads her Cross Country Team as the Girls’ Captain during her senior year. She is exploring the possibility of pursuing a medical profession through volunteering at Valley Medical Center and Puget Sound Blood Center. She will start her college career at the Washington State University this Fall.
Lin, Anson Seattle Preparatory School GPA: 3.91
Anson is an artistic young man who has contributed through his artworks, his willingness to assist others in computer consulting, and the sharing of his culture with others. Anson has been a member of the Varsity Golf Team for all four years, and looks forward to attend Cornell University this Fall.
Chang, Cynthia Newport High School GPA: 3.84
Cynthia has a long an impressive resume of volunteering experience, work experience, and achievements. She “play chamber music to Alzheimer patients, tutor kids in French, and serve food to the homeless during the holidays.” She is described by her counselor to be “one of the most compassionate, thoughtful, open-minded and truly kind individuals I have had the pleasure of being around.” Cynthia will be attending the University of Southern California this Fall..