2015 Essays Winning Entries

Congratulations to the 2015 Essay Winners! 

K-5th Grade

A Better Life
Andrew Chu, Best in Class

Only in America: A New Beginning
Ajay Krishnan, Best in Class

Growing Up Asian in America
Cindy Zhou, Best in Class

Michelle Chen, Honorable Mention

The Sun-Flowered Couch
Lachlan Chu, Honorable Mention

Finding Freedom in America
Lance Kim, Honorable Mention

Tears Leading to a Treasure: An Asian American’s Dream in America
Tyra Kyaw, Honorable Mention

My Family’s Journey to America
Carolyn Nguyen, Honorable Mention

Pacific Islanders Coming to the Promised Land
Etimoa Niutupuivaha, Honorable Mention

6th-8th Grade

Celebrating My Roots
Adam Duong, Best in Class

Knocking on Opportunity’s Door
Neha Harpanhalli, Best in Class

A Journey, A Gift
Lee Lam, Best in Class

Paper Son
Peter Chan, Honorable Mention

An Asian Life in a Multicultural World
Esandi Kurulugama, Honorable Mention

Incense and Candles
Dan Le, Honorable Mention

9th-12th Grade

America: Land of Reality
Tsz Sum Chau, Best in Class

Airplane Dreams
Emily Chen, Best in Class

Almost Asian (But Not Quite)
Heather Dewis, Best in Class

Hyphenated Identity
Raquel Calara, Honorable Mention

Everything Better in America
Megan Cheung, Honorable Mention

The Familiarity of Music
Mahi Nagar, Honorable Mention

Away and Back Again
Sean Yuei Tseng, Honorable Mention



GUAA 2015 Essay Winners Listing