I am pleased to be announce that Vivian Lu will be attending the University of Washington for the Fall of 2023 for continuing education.
Additional Colleges accepted:
Otis College of Art and Design- Presidential Scholarship $92,000
MICA $ 70,000
SVA $ 94,000
Since Vivian began with us on zoom during the pandemic, I recall she was always happy. This always carried through as she was very optimistic and enthusiastic about class and life in general. No matter what she was going through or how difficult times were, Vivian always managed to see viscerally and bring life to her work. I can honestly say she grew immensely and worked on many projects even until now to improve herself. She was able to produce with swift output was create various art works of various degrees with the great sincerity. She was able to managed her studies and always made time to volunteered extensively.
Her community Service highlight a kind of proactive approach to her interest. They include Second Harvest (9th) where she packaged food for distribution and was a church volunteer packing daily supplies into shoe boxes for delivery to children throughout the world. She also participated in Action for Aging playing zither to senior home residents at Cypress Sunrise Village and Tyrol Plaza. At YCLA, she learned about how the city runs working with the mayor. Vivian simulated city council meetings and in10th grade was part of New Power. She visited water districts to learned about community logistics and visited cookie business to learn how to create a profitable business/entrepreneurship. During the height of the pandemic Vivian taught art classes on Zoom to K-3 kids Monday and Wednesday and designed new lesson before each class.
I really felt Vivian took pride in her studies and contributed in an earnest way. She I felt her portfolio was a diverse reflection of who she is and reflected an exploratory approach and self-aware. This created a directed outcome with great results
We wish her well as this student and class has made us very proud!
(By Omar Gallegos, Vice Principal and Director of Education of West California Academy of Art and Design)