Three students were honored for their submissions to the Growing Up Asian in America Awards. Freshman Emily Chen’s essay, “Airplane Dreams,” was named best in class; Angela Kim, grade 10, received an honorable mention for her art submission, “The Game of Immigration;” Katrina Liou, grade 8, also received an honorable mention for her art submission, “Waving Goodbye.”
“I think it is wonderful that three talented students from Harker are part of this year’s GUAA Awards,” said Andrea Yamazaki Williamson, advisory committee member. “It is GUAA’s 20th anniversary, so it’s a special year and milestone for the program.”
The contest solicits works of art, essays and videos from students in grades K-12 that show what it’s like to grow up both Asian and American in the Bay Area.
“There were close to 800 submissions this year and a total of 20 winners and 30 honorable mentions from throughout the nine-county Bay Area,” noted Williamson. The awards ceremony took place May 3 at the Asian Art Museum.