Each year, the Vietnamese Culture and Science Association honors outstanding high school students during its Youth Excellence Recognition Luncheon.
The honorees are Houston-area, Vietnamese-American high school graduates who were either valedictorians or salutatorians of their respective schools. Among this year’s honorees was Elkins High School’s 2017 salutatorian, Gabrielle Le.
Le is a 2017 National Merit Scholarship finalist, a National AP Scholar and a four-time Academic Excellence award winner (2014-2017). She was also named Sugar Land Exchange Club’s Youth of the Month and received awards in the 2017 Academic Decathlon (medalist in essay, interview, language/literature and art) and 2017 UIL Academics (first place in spelling and fourth place in literary criticism). Her career goal is to become a medical doctor.
Elkins High School Principal Deidra Lyons-Lewis and AP Physics teacher Anthony Lau accompanied Le to the awards Luncheon on Aug. 6.