Parent / guardian: Lai Hoang
Parent / guardian: Lily Van
High school: Denver Center For International Studies
Graduates in: 2017
Birthday (yyyy/mm/dd): 1999/01/31
Allergies or medical concerns:
I do not have any allergies.
Hobbies and special interests:
My hobbies include swimming, dancing, singing, acting, and fil making. I
also will be creating a documentary this year as a project with my school
to show my film making skills. Also being able to dance and sing is everything to me.
School and community activities:
I am a part of the DCIS Mongolian club, the West Swim Team, and I am about to enter National Honors Society,
and will be a part of Ambassadors for DCIS. ('DCIS' stands for Denver Center for Interantional Studies:
the name of my school.) I do community service for the temple and church for 40 hours a year, and I help
with school service for 20 hours a year.
I have gotten accepted into the Denver University Summer College program, and have been chosen
for a walk-in audition for my vocal abilities. I have performed in over 15 plays and productions.
I have also been awarded the yearly Gifted and Talented award since kindergarten.
Japanese language ability:
Previous travel experience:
I have only traveled out of country to Canada, so I have very little travel experience out of country,
but I travel a lot in country.
What I like about Japan / Japanese culture:
What I like about Japanese culture is their traditional folk tales, folk music, legends, and
ceremonies. I'm a very traditional person so I enjoy learning about other cultures traditions. I find
the Japanese school system very interesting, it is very different than the school system I am in and
What I hope to get from this adventure:
What I hope to get from this adventure in Japan is learn more about the Japanese culture and put
the six years of Japanese I have learned to good use. I also would like to advance my Japanese
speaking skills by being surrounded by Japanese speakers, which forces me to speak efficiently