Yining Tang - Gold Award
School: West Linn High School
Category: Teens (11-15)
Yining, a sophomore at West Linn High School, embodies a remarkable journey marked by resilience, cultural appreciation, and an unwavering commitment to volunteerism. Born in China and now residing in America, Yining’s story is a testament to the transformative power of community service and a passion for positive change.
Yining’s engagement with the Lake Oswego Lions Club and Jade Dance Team showcases her dedication to both local and cultural community initiatives. From the Princess Chinese New Year show to the Senior Center Hanfu Performance, she not only preserves her heritage but also fosters unity through shared experiences. Yining’s role as a Volunteer Piano Accompanist for Ballet Shows demonstrates her love for the arts and a willingness to contribute her talents for the benefit of others. Her presence in TV interviews during the County Fair adds an advocacy layer to her volunteer work, where she eloquently articulates the significance of community initiatives. Yining’s versatile involvement in environmental initiatives further underscores her commitment to broader community issues, aligning her volunteer efforts with causes that contribute to the well-being of both local and global communities.
Yining is more than a volunteer; she is a cultural ambassador, a community builder, and a compassionate advocate for positive change. Her journey from China to America enriches the tapestry of her volunteer experiences, reflecting a lifelong dedication to service. As Yining continues to weave her narrative of volunteerism, she not only going to leave an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of those she serves but also inspire others to embrace cultural appreciation, community building, and compassionate advocacy for a more interconnected and harmonious world.
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 Yining Tang.