The Fort Bend Junior Service League (FBJSL) was pleased to present Helen Chuong and Jillian Ross with college scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each for their outstanding volunteer efforts in Fort Bend County. The recipients were chosen from a highly qualified pool of applicants from public, private and parochial schools throughout Fort Bend County. The winners stood out among the other candidates as leaders in their schools as well as in their various volunteer efforts.
Helen Chuong of Bush High School contributed over 300 hours of community and school service throughout her high school career. She served as a youth counselor at the Chinese Community Center. Her passion to help others extended to her volunteer work with the River Pointe Church where she assisted special needs and physically impaired children. Helen also volunteered with The Arc of Fort Bend Special Needs Conference in various roles. Helen is a talented pianist; fluent in three languages; a competitive swimmer and dancer. She has received the University Interscholastic League Award, National Honor Society and the National English Honor Society Awards. Helen plans to attend the University of Texas at Austin majoring in architectural engineering.
Jillian Ross of Clements High School contributed over 300 hours of community and school service throughout her high school years. Jillian is a high achieving, eleven-year member of Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council, having received the Bronze, Silver and Gold awards. She has served in various leadership positions with the Girl Scouts organization. Most notably, she was elected a National Council Delegate and was selected to be the sole representative of Girl Scouts USA at a conference in Washington, D.C. An accomplished flutist, Jillian created the “Music is Medicine” Program to uplift the morale of hospital patients and their families by playing her beloved instrument. Jillian’s love for her community has extended well beyond Girl Scouts to various leadership roles including serving on Keep Sugar Land Beautiful Youth Board and with the Special Olympics. She has received numerous community awards including the Exchange Club of Sugar Land Youth-of- the-Month and the Houston Chronicle Youth-of-the-Week for her outstanding scholastic and community service. Jillian plans to attend Columbia University this fall where she will major in biomedical engineering.