7th Grade - Slinger Middle School Cumulative GPA: 3.88
I love playing sports, especially, Fútbol and play as a forward for FC Wisconsin Eclipse ECNL. I also love art and music as well. If I’m not out there doing physical activities, I enjoy singing and playing the Ukulele. My favorite quote is “Every day is an opportunity to create your future” by Me.
Voua Vue - Milwaukee
12th Grade - Rufus King International High School Cumulative GPA: 3.86
Voua Vue is a high school senior at Rufus King International School where she is currently an International Baccalaureate Diploma candidate. Her passion is to volunteer in social justice-related issues rooted from her family history. She was born and raised in the refugee camp in Thailand. Her family immigrated to the United States in late 2004. Through her volunteer work with the Gathering, the Hmong American Women Association, and the Young Leaders Anti-Violence Project, she learned about the social injustices affecting indigenous and minority communities, and hope to change that. She aspires to pursue a career in Medical Laboratory Science. When she is not busy with her academics and volunteer services, she enjoys listening to music, watching dramas, and painting.
Zoua Xiong - Milwaukee
Graduate - UW-Milwaukee Cumulative GPA: 4.0
Zoua Xiong is currently a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, working towards her Master of Science in Cultural Foundations of Community Engagement and Education as well as a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management. She also works full time, coordinating a citywide elementary school tutoring program in partnership with the school district and a local nonprofit organization. She previously graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 2011 with a Bachelor of Art in International Studies and served two terms with AmeriCorps between 2012-2014. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors and encouraging others to do the same.
Biak Hlawn - Milwaukee
8th Grade - St. Roman Parish School Cumulative GPA: 3.98
My name is Biak Hlawn, but I prefer to be called Hlawn Hlawn. I'm Chin and I was born in Thantlang, Burma. I've been truly blessed with a life that isn't perfect but is satisfying and filled with countless opportunities. My goal in the near future is to be able to live my life to the fullest while giving myself in all the ways that I can to make our world better. My future ambition is scattered indecisively because of my yearn for versatility in all different careers. It's very difficult for me to pick a main career choice as of now. My main goal is to accomplish a life where I'm not doing something for my individual self, but one that is beneficial for my love ones and the world around me. I want to contribute in making our world a better, peaceful, safer, and loving place to live. Of course I don't and probably won't have the capability to achieve such a big goal, but I'm willing to take small steps and do every little thing I can to make a difference.
Ngun Tial - Milwaukee
11th Grade - Ronald Wilson Reagan High School Cumulative GPA: 4.0
My name is Ngun Tial. I’m currently a junior in Ronald Reagan High School. I’m involved in a few activities at school such as soccer, tennis, and National Honors Society. However, education is my main focus as I believe that it is what will define my future.
Tha Tial - Milwaukee
Undergraduate - Mount Mary University Cumulative GPA: 3.0
My name is Tha Chin and I am from Chin state in Burma. My family and I immigrated to the United State in Nov. 2010. I graduated from South Division High School in 2015. Currently, I am a sophomore student at Mount Mary University, majoring in sociology. I plan to go to medical school after I receive my bachelor degree in sociology and masters in public health. With my sociology and public health degree, I want to work with immigrants or minority families. I want to go to medical school because I want to become a family doctor. My two biggest goals are to build an orphan home and provide medical care to the people who don't have money to go to hospital in my country and around the world. Outside of academic, I am a Sunday school youth teacher and part of Carson Chin Baptist Church Youth member. I can speak three languages, Hakha-Chin, Burmese, and English. I love doing volunteer to help others in need. I also enjoy playing volleyball, soccer, and badminton.