KWCH Top of the Class 2023 - Thu Le

Derby High School
Thu Le
Thu Le(KWCH)
Published: May. 25, 2023 at 12:20 PM CDT
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Academic Honors & Awards:

  • National Merit Commended Student
  • AP Scholar with Distinction
  • Key Club International Robert F. Lucas Outstanding Lieutenant Governor Award
  • Derby Public Schools “I Make a Difference Award”
  • National Honor Society

High School Involvement:

  • Key Club International (9-12) - Kansas District Governor
  • National Security Language Initiative for Youths (NSLI-Y) - U.S. Department of State full merit-based scholarship to study the Korean language and engage in complete cultural immersion in Gwangju, South Korea (6 weeks during the summer)
  • DECA Inc. (9-12) - Kansas State Vice President, International qualifier
  • Derby High School Student Council (9-12) - Student Body President
  • Textron Aviation High School Accounting Intern - Youth Employment Program (6 weeks during the summer)
  • Panther Leadership Academy (9-12) - Summer camp for Derby Public Schools K-5  students, part of committee that plans all camp activities
  • The Asian Roots (10-11) - Cultural student publication; Contributing Writer & Activism Researcher

Fun Fact about Yourself:

  • I immigrated to the U.S. from Vietnam when I was 7! :)

Dream Job:

  • I don’t know any specifics yet, but I want to do something that allows me to travel all around the world!