Renee Liu - Gold Award

School: Lake Oswego High School
Category: Teens (11-15)
Hours: 189

Renee Liu is a sophomore at Lake Oswego High School and is currently 15. After learning Java(a computer science language) in the summer of sixth grade, Renee aspired to teach some of her knowledge about it back to the community. Therefore, she started teaching classes at Oregon Hope Chinese School, where she has taught for about two full years now! She has taught four different levels of Java that increase in difficulty. Each iteration of a level covers one term, a period of ten classes of one hour each. During the summer of 2021, she also organized and worked with a group of Java students that worked on revising the curriculum for better practice problems, examples, homework answers, diagrams, and explanations. She hopes that every one of her students has learned something valuable that can be taken with them to their future careers.

Renee has also been a teacher assistant(TA) for MLP 8(Chinese grade 8) at Oregon Hope Chinese School for the second year now, where she creates activities to engage the students in learning Chinese. Through the activities, she hopes to encourage the learning of Chinese and the spreading of Chinese culture.

In addition, Renee has worked on helping other students in Speech and Debate. Whether this be through speaking skills, technique, content, or structure, she has enjoyed helping students become stronger, just like how she has become stronger through Speech and Debate. She has worked with both high school students and middle school students.

She sincerely thanks everyone who has helped her become who she is today.

Oregon Chinese Coalition is proud to join the President of the United States in recognizing the volunteers who consistently take the time to make a difference in the lives of others. Therefore, it is a great honor to present the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) to Renee Liu.