Sunday, August 5, 2012
The Vietnamese Culture and Science Association (VCSA) will sponsor the Sixteenth Annual Vietnamese-American Youth Excellence Recognition Program to commemorate the accomplishments of outstanding Vietnamese-American high school students.
VCSA annually recognizes the academic achievements of Vietnamese-American high school students who graduated as either valedictorian or salutatorian of their respective high schools. The program also serves to encourage the younger Vietnamese-American generations to strive for academic excellence and instill a strong sense of civic responsibility among all Vietnamese-Americans in the Greater Houston area.
The following is a list of Vietnamese-American students from the Houston area who have graduated as either valedictorian or salutatorian for the class of 2012.
The sixteen valedictorians are:
In addition to the Recognition Program, there will be a luncheon featuring authentic Vietnamese cuisine, scholarship award presentations, cultural performances featuring beautiful Vietnamese traditions and attire, and a keynote address by Dr. Hai Ho, the Vice President of Global R&D at Newell Rubbermaid. Six hundred (600) guests are expected to attend, including school district administrators; elected officials, such as the Mayor, City Council Members, county officials, congressional representatives; and local corporation representatives who have continually supported this program throughout the past sixteen years.
Based in Houston, Texas, VCSA was founded in 1990. It has members throughout the U.S. and Canada with chapters in Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin, San Diego, Minnesota, Washington DC and Toronto, Canada. VCSA promotes excellence in education, leadership and skills development, and volunteerism through culture and science. The organization encourages multi-generational and cross-cultural collaborations by cultivating civic participation in the mainstream and Vietnamese America.
For more information, please call the VCSA Center at (281) 933-8118 or visit our web site at www.vcsa.org
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