Annie Zhou ’07 was one of 23 national finalists in the 24th annual Miss Asian America pageant (MAAP) held in San Francisco Aug. 8 at the Palace of Fine Arts. Harker sponsored Zhou and school representatives were on hand at the pageant to cheer her on.
Zhou said she was honored to have been a part of the pageant. “MAAP helped me build more self-confidence, I experienced first-hand networking and marketing strategies in the business world and met life-long friends. It was definitely a very enriching experience.” Previous titleholders include Mona Lee, First Lady of the state of Washington and Julie Luck, news reporter in the San Francisco Bay Area. Many contestants have gone on to win other national and international pageant titles.