Crystal Lee
California's Outstanding Teen  2008
  San Francisco, California  
Scholastic Ambition:
To triple major in Broadcast Journalism, Performing Arts and Anthropology
Career Ambition:
  To become a successful Broadcast Journalist on a national network  
Talent and Music:
  Self-choreographed Ballet en Pointe to a selection from "Paquita" which was composed by Ludwig Minkus in 1881  
Platform Issue:
  "Princess for a Day" - providing arts education for young girls from low-income schools through a fun half-day event that exposes the "princess" to a number of art forms that may not currently be offered as school curriculum  
Scholastic Honors:
  • Straight A Student
  • Wellesley College Book Award for exemplary academics
  • AP courses in English, Literature, US History, European History, Psychology, Human Geography, Economics and Government
  • Recepient of the Chinese Language Scholarship Award
  • Co-president of California Scholarship Federation club
  • Silver Medalist in the National Russian Essay Contest
  • Offered a scholarship from the World Affairs Council
  • Elected Student Body President after two years of serving as Class President
  • President of the Junior Statesman of America Club
  • Youngest Soloist in the 29th Annual San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival
  • Gold Medalist in the Northern California Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
  • Former Principal Dancer with the Peony Performing Arts Dance Company
  • Former junior trainee with the Lily Cai Chinese Dance Company
  • Recepient of the Margaret O'Donnell Student Leadership Award
  • Won peer-voted pop polls in the categories of Best Dressed, Best Smile and Most Likely to be President
Favorite TV Show:
  "Iron Chef" because of the inventive dishes and judges' expressions  
Favorite Food:
  Beef Noodle Soup and Doughnuts (not together)  
Favorite Wardrobe Accessory:
  Turtle named Biggles  
Secret Dream:
  To graduate from Harvard University AND to be a "triple threat" on Broadway  
The one thing I cannot live without:
  Contact Lenses  
If I could change anything about myself:
  Nothing...although, we all have flaws we would like to fix, we must accept our humanity  
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