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Young teenage girl wins $20,000 scholarship to US university, set to earn biology degree

A young teenage girl named Katherine Wong has won a scholarship worth 20,000 dollars to study for her bachelor’s degree in any university of her choice in the United States.

Katherine, Irvine teen was one of the 150 winners of the 2021 Coca-cola scholarship. The scholarship worth 20,000 dollarsin cash. She stated that she was on a family vacation hen she received the news that she had won the scholarship. 

The Cocacola scholarship is for students who “not only exemplify superior leadership, service, and academics and they are change agents, positively affecting others in their communities.”

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“Me and my mom kind of screamed,” she said. Katherine added that they then ran to buy a Coke at the hotel vending machine to celebrate.

 

 

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Katherine mentioned that she will be putting her $20,000 scholarship toward tuition at Stanford University, United States, where she will be majoring in biology. She graduated from the Orange County School of the Arts.

While at Orange School of Arts, she founded Hominum Journal, a literary magazine of creative writing, poetry, and art. She also tutored fellow students in writing and used her earnings to start a community service organization called STEM the Art.

The idea behind STEM ART was to use the arts to teach fun after-school STEM activities (making baking soda paint, for instance) to students in lower socioeconomic schools. Her organization has also donated nearly 2,000 STEM the Art activity packages to orphanages in Mexico and a special-needs school in Taiwan, which is where she was born.

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Katherine also participated in international piano competitions at Carnegie Hall in Manhattan and Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria.

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