Johnson High School Celebration of Excellence

 Nuhchi Chah

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Nuhchi Chah

College: University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Major: Education

  • Girl’s Badminton-Captain
  • Boys Swim Team- Manager
  • Dance Clubs- Choreographer & Teacher
  • Wallin Education Partners Scholarship

What words of advice would you give incoming freshman?
Like the title of its name, “freshmen”, it’s the time to start new. Now is the time to explore and chase after your dreams; time to be and learn about yourself. The best tip I have is to: ask questions. There is never a dumb question. Whenever you are in doubt, ask questions.

 

 Cha Her

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Cha Her

College: University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Major: Biochemistry

  • University of Minnesota President Emerging Scholarship
  • Govie Leader and National Honor Society
  • Wallin Education Partners Scholarship
  • Elite Family Competitive Dance Team

What words of advice would you give incoming freshman?
To always explore and take advantage of every opportunities you can because time goes by so quick and eventually, you might end up regretting. Live life to the fullest by not living in regret.

 

 Nhia Her

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Nhia Her

College: University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Major: Mechanical Engineering

  • Saint Paul Optimist Club Scholarship
  • 3M STEP Program
  • College Possible
  • AP Scholar

What words of advice would you give incoming freshman?
Always never settle for what you have right now because there is always something better out there for you to seek forth. You won’t know how far you’ll get in life unless you make the attempts to build yourself and do better. Never forget to love yourself at the end of the day.

 Malik Khadar

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Malik Khadar

College: University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Major: Computer Science

  • Hull Educational Foundation Scholarship
  • Programming Club and Math Club
  • AP Scholar with Honors
  • Co-Captain of Robotics Team

What words of advice would you give incoming freshman?
Things really get interesting when you do your damnedest.

 Joy Moua

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Joy Moua

College: St. Catherine University
Major: International Business

  • St. Paul Optimist Club Scholarship
  • Govie Leader
  • Badminton
  • Hiway Federal Credit Union Volunteer

What words of advice would you give incoming freshman?
Building strong friendships with other students and teachers is very important. Staff, teachers, and your friends surrounding you will help you with school work, personal problems, and will become greatest your support system.

 

 Pa Di Moua

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Pa Di Moua

College: University of Northwestern
Major: Nursing

  • Act Six, Full tuition
  • Dell Scholarship, $20,000 plus dell laptop
  • TRIO Upward Bound
  • Johnson Govie leader

What words of advice would you give incoming freshman?
Understand procrastination! Everyone procrastinate and it’s part of bring in high school. Yet, you have to understand the consequence of it. Stuffs will start to pile up and that will results in stress and pressure. Keep it real. Care about your future and do what’s best for you!

 Henry Wieffering

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Henry Wieffering

College: University of South Carolina
Major: Economics and Math

  • Academic Scholar-Excellence Award
  • Member of The Honors College
  • NCTE Achievement in Writing Award Nominee
  • Cross Country Team Captain

What words of advice would you give incoming freshman?
Don't let people tell you that it will be the best four years of your life, or the worst four years of your life. When you graduate, look back and judge its significance for yourself. Have confidence knowing that you're the authority of your experience.

 Sha Xiong

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Sha Xiong

College: College of Saint Benedict
Major: Biology

  • Dell Scholarship
  • ILEAD Scholarship for College of St. Benedict
  • Advisory Leader and Robotics Team
  • Wallin Education Partners Scholarship

What words of advice would you give incoming freshman?
High school is a challenge. You will either pick a path where you will become very successful in your education or one where your education will go downhill. Please pick wisely and don't give up. Only you can change yourself. If you can DREAM it then you can DO it.

 Christina Yang

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Christina Yang

College: University of St. Thomas
Major: Mechanical Engineering

  • FIRST Robotics
  • Youth Executive Board at Saint Paul Hmong Alliance Church
  • Genesys Works Intern and Student Ambassador
  • Wallin Education Partners Scholarship

What words of advice would you give incoming freshman?
Be thankful for all the opportunities that you receive throughout your life. Embrace your failures because they are opportunities for growth. Encounter new situations and environments with an open mind and the desire to learn more. Remember that you are not alone.

 Ka Lia Yang

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Ka Lia Yang

College: St. Catherine University
Major: Human Physiology (Pre-Medicine)

  • Optimist Scholarship
  • President's Emerging Scholar
  • Hmong Club
  • Wallin Education Partners Scholarship

What words of advice would you give incoming freshman?
Join sports and clubs at the same time focus on your future as well such as taking AP, CIS or PSEO classes. By doing so, it'll allow you to challenge yourself at the same time you will enjoy high school. Don't forget to work and save money because it makes you independent.

 Mai See Yang

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Mai See Yang

College: College of Saint Benedict & Saint John’s University
Major: Education

  • Dell Scholarship
  • Intercultural LEAD Fellowship
  • Govie Leader and Robotics Team
  • Wallin Education Partners Scholarship

What words of advice would you give incoming freshman?
If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”—African proverb. Stay hardworking, curious, and open. Invest time in building strong relationships with those who truly want you to be happy and successful. They will push you to grow & closer to your dreams.