6/22/2019 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hillsboro Elks Lodge
7553 NE Quatama St, Hillsboro, OR 97124 (map)
Conference registration form for middle & high schools, college students (Parents are also welcome if students are not able to attend themselves).
Nomination, including self-nomination, form for the scholarship and awards.
Check in starts from 12:00 pm
12:55 pm Opening Remark by Zhunqin Wang, Board Director, OCC
Motivational Speeches by Distinguished Guests
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Daniel Nguyen, First person of color elected to Lake Oswego council
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Alexandria Margarella, Representing Elks Lodge which sponsors various youth programs.
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Dr. William Toepper, Founder of Portland Street Medicine
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm Taking group photos of participating students and guest speakers
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm Awards Ceremony
- Victoria Ren Scholarship
To let Victoria’s sweetest smile brighten other children in the community who need assistance emotionally and/or financially.
- Voice of Civic Engagement Award
To encourage more youth to take a stand in public hearings or on any community platforms.
- Youth Empowerment Award
To acknowledge those who step out to bring others to grow and excel with them.
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm Live debate session on SAT adversity score by Oregon Middle School Speech and Debate League(OMSSDL)
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Successful College Life and Career Path Development
3:30 pm – 4:15 pm Hao Tan, How to spend your 4 years in college?
4:15 pm – 5:00 pm Kristy Mao, Why college is not everything you need for a successful career?
Distinguished Guest Speakers
Allie Margarella will be representing the Hillsboro Elks Lodge, speaking to the many charitable works they do. She has been a member of the organization for 7 years now. Before moving to Oregon in 2013, she lived in Irvine, CA, where she recieved her PHD in Physical Chemistry. A job landed her in Oregon, where she easily became acclimated to the Pacific Northwest way of life. The Elks Lodge has helped that in so many ways, by building a community, while helping out the community.
Kristy is Senior Finance Director at Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Company, who is currently responsible to manage $1B revenue related to software product portfolio. Before joining Siemens, she held a senior management position at Mentor Graphics for 8 years with a focus in sales finance and contract negotiations, operation finance, Merger & Acquisition and post M&A integration. Kristy graduated from USC majored in business, and received her MBA from Yale University. In spare time, Kristy pursued global leadership program at Harvard Business School Executive Education.
Nguyen, a small-business owner who is perhaps best known for his Bambuza Vietnamese restaurants, became the first person of color elected to Lake Oswego council last November. Nguyen’s campaign focused on making sure all Lake Oswegans have the same opportunity to thrive, whether that be through encouraging the development of affordable housing, improving diversity among City staff or simply fostering public participation on local issues. His parents came to the United States from Vietnam as refugees in 1975 and settled in Camas, Wash., where Nguyen grew up.
Hao, a Class of 2018 Oregon Stamps Scholar, graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from University of Oregon’s Honors College. On campus, he was the President of both the Interfraternity Council and the Student Government Senate while also working as an undergraduate Biomechanics and Anthropology researcher. Off campus, he lead educational initiatives for disadvantaged students and served uninsured patients in the local Eugene community. He is currently conducting ophthalmology research at OHSU’s Casey Eye Institute and will pursue an MD at the OHSU School of Medicine this fall. See his LinkedIn profile.
Dr. William Toepper
Dr. Toepper, former Legacy Hospital emergency physician, organized and led Portland Street Medicine. “This is a crisis of monumental proportions, and no single person or organization can solve this alone,” Williams says of what he sees as a growing number of homeless people, including a coming wave of baby boomers who did not prepare for retirement. “One of the things we hope to accomplish is to help fill gaps in services and these three initiatives meet a critical need right now on the streets of our city.” (excerpt from Portland Tribune)