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Two WSCA Students Awarded Chinese Youth Ambassador Scholarships

“Every year many students apply for these scholarships by writing an essay and interviewing with a JSSCC board member,” said Western Sierra Mandarin teacher Peggy Kao. “Carina is taking AP Chinese and Sophia is studying Mandarin III. We are very proud of their accomplishments.”

Jinan, China is the sister city of Sacramento. The Western Sierra community has also built cultural friendships by developing a sister school relationship with Hangzhou No. 4 High School in Hangzhou, China. The Youth Ambassador Program offers Sacramento area students a chance to experience Chinese culture, giving them the opportunity to expand their global perspectives and build lasting international friendships. Participants in the Youth Ambassador Program have the rare opportunity to witness daily Chinese life through a combination of home-stays with Chinese host families, educational sight-seeing, and interactions with their Chinese peers.