Han Wen Zhang from Clements High School was honored as of the Student of the Year by The Exchange Club of Sugar Land.
Han Wen is not only an AP National Scholar, but is fluent in English, Chinese and French. She has been issued a diploma of proficiency by The French Ministry of National Education and has taught French at Colony Bend Elementary School. Han Wen won first place in the Clements High School Texas French Symposium in the individual experienced division. She is President of the French National Honor Society and in the past has been the president of the French Club.
She won the Gold Seal (top 1 percent) in Texas for her artwork which traveled on exhibition for a year. She was a recipient of the Houston Mayor’s Art Scholarship among other art awards. She volunteers at Sugar Land Harman Senior Center where she teaches art to senior citizens.
She has also worked on art projects with DePelchin Center and Advocates of Healthy Minds in Fort Bend. During the month of October 2015, she displayed her artwork at the University Branch Library in Sugar Land. Her art website is www.studiohanwen.com.
Han Wen has debated pressing issues at “Model United Nations” conferences and serves on the student council of the Global Studies Academy at Clements High School.
She stated in her essay that “America is only as strong as she is united. As a speaker of multiple languages, I would have the ability to represent and facilitate communication between diverse viewpoints.”
Exchange Clubs around the U.S. select outstanding students each month from local Middle and High Schools.
One outstanding student is selected each year to participate in District and National Exchange Club contests for scholarships.