James Chi-Yan Ng

James Chi-Yan Ng is currently entering his senior year at Scarsdale High School (SHS). Despite attending one of America's most rigorous public high schools, James has distinguished himself academically numerous times. He has been inducted into Signifer (The National Honor Society), as well as the National Honor Roll. Recently, he received a rare perfect score on the U.S. History and Government New York State Regents Test. James also won first prize in a Charles Dickens Writing Contest.

James has served as both a reporter and assistant editor of his school newspaper. He is currently serving as an editor for the school yearbook. James has also worked as a sports writer for the local newspaper. Athletically, James has served as the co-captain of the junior varsity lacrosse team, and also earned a varsity letter in the sport.

James became one of the few Asian Americans to enter SHS student government when he was elected Class House Representative and later Class Vice-President in his junior and senior years. He has also served as interned under Congresswoman Nita Lowey. Furthering his academic interests, James has taken courses in politics and law at Columbia University and Yale University. He attended Presidential Classroom in Washington, D.C., which consisted of a week-long overview of the American Government. James has also been nominated to attend the National Student Leadership Conference, and the National Youth Leadership Forum.

Keeping in step with his Chinese-American culture, James has been elected as the President of the Young Organization of Chinese Americans of Southern Westchester. This organization hopes to bring together young Asian Americans in social and cultural harmony. Last year, the organization volunteered at the National Organization of Chinese Americans Corporate Awards where prominent local and national leaders were present.

Serving on Scarsdale's Volunteer Ambulance Corps, James works as a trained and certified first responder. He also works as a volunteer tour guide in SHS administration office. In recognition of his service, James has received two volunteer service awards. As an accomplished pianist, James has received various awards from New York State Teacher's Association, and has consistently attained superior scores in the National Piano-Playing Auditions.

James has served well as a scholar, a musician, a volunteer, and an athlete, and represents the essence of the rising generation of Asian Americans. James hopes to study English or Political Science in college, and hopes for careers as both a lawyer and public official.

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