ALICE KUO came to the United States at age 10 not knowing a work of English. When she enrolled at Aragon High School, she was placed in honors English and History. Remaining in the most challenging classes, she has maintained a 3.7 GPA. Alice puts in hours as a volunteer web designer and art teacher, tutor in English reading and composition for foreign students, flute teacher, teacher’s assistant in the North Peninsula Chinese School as well as working in Mills and Kaiser Hospitals, to name a few. At Aragon High School she has served on the Aragon Newspaper Business and Graphic Arts staff, played in the Pit Orchestra and with the Chamber Music Club, recycling and Interact Clubs and much more. For all of her amazing academic and volunteer efforts, Alice has received many awards. She won the National Poetry Contest, third place in Bay Area “Teen’s Read” Drawing Contest, First in Bay Area Chinese-English Translation Competition, Aragon Concert Band “Most Valuable Player” Award, San Mateo Rotary Scholarship, and the United States Achievement Academy National Awards, and more. Demonstrating dignity, determination and humility has helped at home by caring for her two younger brothers through difficult family and financial problems.