The Exchange Club of Fort Bend presented the Youth of the Year Award and a $500 scholarship to Jason Chern on April 13. Jason was selected from a group of young men and women who have exhibited excellence in academics and leadership in Fort Bend County.
Jason, a senior from George Bush High School, is the son of Ping and Shyh-Jye Chern of Sugar Land. He has accomplished much during his High School years including: Valedictorian, NJROTC Distinguished Cadet, AP Scholar with Distinction, National Forensics League Distinction and the Fort Bend Academic Excellence Award. He has participated and placed in several competitions including: NJROTC State and Nationals, Academic Decathlon, Chinese Speech, Science Olympiad and a local Chess competition. Currently Jason has a 4.0 GPA and has volunteered his time to help with Fort Bend County Women’s Center – PennyWise Resale Center, the Chengmei Retirement Home, East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry and with the Fort Bend Library System.
Jason presented an outstanding essay that explains how important it is to volunteer and how volunteerism has impacted him and the community. He wrote, “… we naturally don’t notice the good that we do in everyday life … This community spirit, I believe, is what makes humanity so special and incredible … We did it just to, well, help others. That’s what volunteerism truly is.”