Eight merit-based scholarships for college studies were awarded local students by CCSS recently. The seven high school seniors and one Delta College student were selected from among several dozen applicants for their academic achievement, community service, extracurricular activities, and a written essay explaining the personal meaning of their Chinese heritage.

Scholars and the awards they received are: CCSS/Ronald McDonald House/ASIA Scholarshiop-- Christopher Lee Wihlidahl, son of Ron and Vanetta Wihlidahl, and Michelle Huang, daughter of Tony and Yong Huang; Dr. Henry and Sylvia Wong Scholarship-Cinzy Zhang, daughter of Dr. Kemin Zhang and Mrs. Xioyan Gu; Wong Shee Huey Memorial Scholarship-Jeffrey Chan Plovnick, son of Mark and Daisy Plovnick; Dr. Mary Ni Wang Memorial Scholarrship-Nicolas Hui, son of Bing and Mae Hui and Tiffany Tse, daughter of Edward and Tammy Tse; Mary and Jimmy Lam Scholarship-Kaytie Chow, daughter of Feng and Kwan Chow; and the Ock Sam Huey Memorial Scholarship for a San Joaqun Delta College student transferring to a four year school-Bixian Liao.