The research lab at the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy, Hilo, HI has selected SKA students, Priscilla Lin and Kaci Xie to participate in the educational Summer Research Intern Program at the Department of Pharmaceutical Science for the duration of one month beginning in June 26, 2017 and ending July 26, 2017.
Through this program, which includes an internship at Professor Leng Chee Chang’s research lab, students will be able to work under the supervision of Professor Chang. This program is highly selective and only occurs once a year, so this achievement is, by no means, microscopic. With that being said, Congratulations to Priscilla and Kaci for being selected for this unique opportunity. We are proud that they will represent SKA Academy!
Congratulations to Joycelyn Lieu and Lan Lin for having their submitted pieces selected as District Finalists for the All-State Symposium! This competition, organized by Columbus State University, was designed to reward students for their creativity and encourage an examination of how art effects the society we live in. As District Finalists, they will receive a top honor certificate in the mail for this excellent accomplishment.
SKA has some exciting news! As of today, the students' beautiful birdhouses are up for exhibition in the trees of Duluth's Town Green. For the next month, these total 78 birdhouses will be on display for all to enjoy, so come check out the selected works of our wonderful students! Furthermore, SKA would like to congratulate students who have been selected for this season community art exhibition. They include Skylar Reeve, Alex Yang, Kelvin Xie, Abby Lee, Lilian McClellan, Emily Lee, Kaci Xie, Isabel Chen, Xinqing Tan, Shannie Chang, Emily Lam, Laura Lee, Fiona Qi, Miya Ji, Andra Tudor, Lauren Lin, Kylie Matthews, Joycelyn Lieu, Sophia Cheng, Ava Leavitt, Mahika Banerjee, Michelle Wang, Sophie Wang, Kafaina Li, Sarah Tan, Isabella Ching, Alexis Liu, Troy Bian, Cody Bian, Johnson Xiao, Annie Wu, Owen Li, Alston Li, Maggie Wang, Dhiya Prabhu, Animita Dutta, Emma Duffy, Anna Zhu, Erin Park, Yuri Park, Cheyenne Reeve, Anika Ojert, Alexis Jono Tan, Alicia Zeng, Richard Lin, Annie Peng, Kevin Lin, Grace Manning, Olivia Wang, William Lin, Brandon Koh, Isabel Tong, Ava Wang, Eunice Ji, Rachel Heng, Erica Lee, Kate Ding, Andrew Chen, Dario Liu, Jacob Song, Vincent Zheng, Brian Koh, Vanessa Ching, Catherine Xiao, Ameena Wang, Stanley Wu, Tanya Lam, Claire Zhang, Vivian Zhou, Karla Frankova, Willie Chi, Emma Fu, Collin Zhu, Kadence Wang, Chris Han, Cianna Wang, Grace Chiu, and Angelina Tong.
There are also 25 colorful water bottle wind spirals that are hanging among the birdhouses made by SKA Club Chapters' officers to compliment the birdhouses, as well as adding movements and colors to the trees. These officers are Priscilla Lin, Vanessa Ching, Ava Wang, Kafaina Li, Kevin Lin, Joycelyn Lieu, Shannie Chang, Trinity Dixon, Yuri Park, Miya Ji, Isabella Ching and Sharon Chen.
With that said, this could not have been possible without our students, parents, and staffs who volunteered to install our birdhouses and wind spirals! SKA would like to thank Sam Lin, Peter Yeh, Agnes Lam, Amos Nsengiyumva, Eugene Koh, Carol Fong, Brandon Koh, Brian Koh, Aya Duffy, and San Teh for their hard work and dedication to bringing the art of our students to the community!
On October 1st, SKA students competed in a competition known as Art Throwdown at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens! Art Throwdown is a competition that gives students within and around the metro Atlanta area an opportunity to showcase their artistic talents competitively through events such as haiku poetry, Plein Air impressionist paintings, water sumi-e style painting, and much more. Students can place in their chosen category and placement for individual categories go toward the overall score for SKA. Thanks to the hard work and passion of our students SKA placed third overall out of the top ten metro Atlanta schools! Furthermore, Trinity Dixon placed first in haiku poetry, Ava Wang placed second in Chinese painting, Priscila Lin, Joycelyn Lieu, Lauren Lin, and Lin placed second in Chihuly sculpture, Kaci Xie placed third in Flowers Illustration, and Ava Wang placed fourth in Plein Air Landscape. SKA is very proud of our students!
Congratulations to SKA students who received top honor for the National Chinese New Year Red Pocket competition organized by World Journal and Wei Chuan. Annie Peng placed first in the elementary group and received $400, Kylie Matthews placed third in the elementary group and received $200, Alexis Liu received a special award in the elementary group and received $50, and Sophia Wang received a special award in the elementary group and received $50. In addition, Joycelyn Lieu placed first in the middle/high school group and received $400, Hannah Jones received a special award in the middle/high school group and received $50, Isabella Spagnuolo received a special award in the middle/high school group and received $50, and Lauren Lin received a special award in the middle/high school group and received $50. Congratulations to these students again!
Furthermore, students listed above and Ms. Leng were invited to attend the awards ceremony at 135-20 39th Ave, Flushing, NY 11354 on 12/3/2016 starting at 1:00pm. Hannah Jones, Lauren Lin, Joycelyn Lieu, Ms. Leng, and their families attended the ceremony and were very honored to represent SKA and share their wonderful works!