AAWC 2008 Scholars
Cecilia Moy Yep Scholar: Jennifer Wong
Jennifer graduated from J.R. Masterman HighSchool as a member of the National Honor
Society. She is truly a well-rounded individual. Her achievements include having been
selected to serve as a co-captain of the varsity tennis team. In her free time, she created a
film documentary about the long term consequences to the Cambodian society and culture
and to the people who survived the atrocities committed during Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge regime.
She uses this documentary as a teaching tool to educate people about the struggles and
hardships of the Cambodian people because of the devastation wrought by Pol Pot's actions.
Jennifer will be attending the University of Pennsylvania this Fall.
PECO Scholar: Chan Mao
Chan is inspired by the courage and determination of her family who came to the United States
just two years ago from Cambodia to live the American Dream. She graduated from Furness
High School as a Pennsylvania Congressional Award medalist. In addition to her strong
academic performance, she also found time to volunteer as a mentor and tutor to other recent
young immigrants, as a translator and teacher’s aide for several organizations including the
Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Associations Coalition (SEMAAC) and the Pennsylvania
Migrant Education Program. She is devoted to her community and will be a nursing major at
Penn State University. Chan’s long term goal is to open a medical clinic in Cambodia.
The Powell Family Foundation Scholar: Sisi Liu
Sisi graduated from Lower Merion High School after serving in leadership roles in many school
activities, including as captain of the Academic Decathlon Club and member of the National
Honor Society. Sisi lived in China for 16 years before coming to the Philadelphia area. She is
proficient in three languages: Chinese, English and Japanese. She spent two summers as an
intern at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wistar Institute where she helped in the cancer
research laboratory. Sisi plans to major in Biology at Penn State University.