By Allan Low and Debbie Gong-Guy, 2023 Scholarship Committee Co-Chairs
For the ninth year, the Chinese Historical & Cultural Project (CHCP) was honored to recognize the recipients of the
Lillian Gong-Guy Memorial Scholarship (LGGMS) awarded during Student Recognition Day held on Sunday, May 7th at History Park San José. Scholarship Committee Co-Chairs Allan Low and Debbie Gong-Guy introduced each of the scholarship winners to an enthusiastic audience of family, friends, and fellow students. Each of the recipients expressed much appreciation and thanks to CHCP for their scholarships.
The Lillian Gong-Guy Memorial Scholarship was established in 2014 in tribute to CHCP’s late co-founder, Lillian Gong-Guy, to recognize exemplary seniors who have demonstrated academic achievement balanced with strong community service and involvement. Our eight scholarship award recipients this year truly represent the future leaders of our community.
Our 2023 scholarship winners are
(left to right above):
Lisa Fung of Saratoga High School
Samantha Leong of Lynbrook High School
Christina Chang of Saratoga High School
Anna Yang of Notre Dame High School
Katie Lam of Notre Dame High School
Adrienne Ferguson of Prospect High School
Aaron Cheung of Henry M. Gunn High School
Jolina Wei Hor of Milpitas High School
In addition to the Co-Chairs, Allan Low and Debbie Gong-Guy, this year’s Scholarship Committee members were Helina Chin, Brenda Wong, Judy Wong and Karyn Wong.
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A special award was given to History San Jose volunteer Tony Ornellas who has always been a special friend to CHCP, helping with maintenance of the 32-year-old museum building and especially helping as the "Godfather to Hoong the Dragon" - helping maintain Hoong
so he looks his best at performances and appearances.
Volunteer participants in CHCP's Student Docent Cultural Ambassador Program (SDCAP) were recognized by SDCAP Chair Brenda Hee Wong for their hard work, serving as docents in the Chinese American Historical Museum as well as volunteering for other CHCP activities. The "10 Years of SDCAP" slideshow was shown to highlight and review SDCAP activities through the years. View the slideshow below.
Thanks to all the donors to the LGGMS and SDCAP programs for their continued generosity and support.