ANNIE CHAU was born in Hong Kong in 1981 and immigrated to the U.S. seven years ago, in 1991. Her ability to adjust, contribute to her community with totality and to achieve such success academically is remarkable. Annie has held the office of Class Treasurer; was Circulation Editor for the San Mateo High School Journalism; is on the Math Team; is Vice President of International Club and Amnesty International. Her volunteer work, which she does out of a genuine interest in and commitment to her community, is performed in a humble, quiet way which does not seek recognition. For the past few years, she has shared her time with and provided hands-on support to children through a variety of roles: as a reading tutor, an art instructor, a friendly companion, and an activity assistant. Annie represents the youth of the county through her work with SMC Youth Commission and the Foster City Youth Advisory Council. She has been recognized and rewarded numerous times for her academic achievements in science, math, Latin and Spanish along with her volunteer work and last year received the Congressional Youth Excellence Award of the 12th Congressional District of California. Annie has accomplished all of this, plays the piano and tennis, and has achieved a 4.0 grade point average. She is truly an outstanding young woman and role model.