Written by Megan Trinh
I was excited to be the senior emcee for the Asian American Heritage Council’s scholarship event. I enjoyed the emcee meeting before the ceremony to gain an understanding of the program and learned the process that goes into the event every year. The board members of the council dedicate a lot of money and time to incentivize the next generation of Asian leaders to pursue the path of diligence and Asian preservation. As a member of a generation that is actively trying to connect back to their cultural roots, I felt a sense of importance and felt that I was part of something bigger. Harvard’s recent issue with affirmative action shows that there are obstacles that Asian Americans still face that limit their dreams, but now that Asian Americans are gaining more media attention and paving their own paths, there will be nothing standing in the way of them achieving their goals. The ceremony was carried on with efficiency and I am glad I got to meet Amber Wei, my co-emcee. She is two years younger than me and I already know that she will have a promising future. This was a great opportunity for me to practice my public speaking. I even want to emcee UCF asian organization events in the future, if possible. Ms. Fontanilla who acted somewhat as a mentor for Amber and I said that I have a strong voice and could do great emcee work in the future.
More information found here: http://www.aahc-cf.org/scholarship.html
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