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ETHEL TIBBITS AWARDS: Maggie Kong wins Youth Award

Maggie Kong accepts her Ethel Tibbits Award for Youth as Richmond Review publisher Mary Kemmis looks on. - Rob Newell photo
Maggie Kong accepts her Ethel Tibbits Award for Youth as Richmond Review publisher Mary Kemmis looks on.
— image credit: Rob Newell photo

An excellent student and leader who has a passion for volunteerism, Maggie Kong is the chair of Financial Literacy for Youth.

An inspirational figure among her peers, she’s volunteered with many groups, including the Interact Club, Richmond Student Leadership Conference and Zenith in Action competition.

“She is an avid volunteer, leader and a true role model for the youth of today,” wrote her nominator.

The other nominees were:

• Amy Li—an honour roll student who is involved in numerous extra-curricular activities at A.R. MacNeill Secondary School and has emerged as a leader.

• Amy Tso—president and founder of the school’s World Vision club, she excels in the International Baccaelaureate program.

• Andrea Banzon—a young performer, volunteer and community organizer who wears many hats, she was honoured as an outanding youth with a City of Richmond UROC award.

• April Houweling—maintains a 4.42 GPA while juggling school and athletics as an athlete at the Richmond Olympic Oval’s Volleyball Centre of Excellence program and last year took a summer mission trip to Guatemala.

• Dayah Johal—an active volunteer and school leader, she’s noted for her constantly warm smile, and manages to maintain a high academic standing while volunteering at Hugh McRoberts.

• Dini van Eck—an active student volunteer, she’s dedicated to helping the underprivileged and currently serves as president for Hugh Boyd student council.

• Jennifer Liu—she’s chair of A.R. MacNeill’s student council and has a passion for volunteerism, community service and humanitarian causes.

• Maria Mohan—an outstanding student who volunteered more than 400 hours over the past two years as a recreation leadership student

• Rowyn Neufeld—a well-rounded student and athlete, she was the training leader and junior counsellor at summer camp for many years.

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