Malend, Mass., May 7, 2015, — Mayor Gary Christenson recently attended the National Association of Asian American Professionals Boston Chapter (NAAAP Boston) 2015 Celebration for Future Leaders Gala and congratulated two Malden students for winning significant scholarships.
(Frim left)Emily Luu, Mayor Christenson and Eugine Szeto pose for a picture(provided to bostonese.com)
Malden High School Senior Eugine Szeto was awarded a $5,000 MassMutual Future Leader Scholarship. Eugine, a Chinese Immigrant, holds multiple leadership roles in various school activities. He is the President of the Forensics (Speech and Debate) Club, the Co-Captain of the Tennis team, the President and Vice President of Finance in the Junior Achievement Program, and the Co-President of the Robotics club. Additionally, Eugine participates in community service activities in the community.
Mystic Valley Regional Charter School Senior Emily Luu was awarded the Liberty Mutual Future Leader Scholarship in the amount of $5,000. Emily, a Malden resident, is of Vietnamese and Chinese descent. Her goal is to study nursing and become a nurse practitioner. She is passionate about soccer where she is currently the starter and is a swim leader on her school’s “Learn to Swim” club. Emily holds multiple leadership roles in her extracurricular school activities serving as a Treasurer of the National Honor Society, a Committee Chair of the Key Club, and the Secretary of the Math Club. Emily is also very involved in community service in the City.
NAAAP Boston, a non-profit organization, promotes career advancement and leadership development of Asian American professionals in all fields. The NAAAP Boston’s Future Leader Award is the premier scholarship for Asian American high school seniors in the Greater Boston area. With the purpose of aspiring leaders in the Asian American community, this scholarship awards outstanding students based on their academic achievements, extracurricular involvement, community service, work experience, financial circumstances and leadership potential. Since the inception of the Future Leader Award in 1987, the NAAAP Boston has given over $150,000 to 80 high school seniors.
For more information, please visit www.naaapboston.org.