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Sharon Li is crowned Miss Chinese New Year Houston 2015

The 45th Houston Miss Chinatown Scholarship Pageant was held at J.W. Marriott Hotel 7/25 Saturday. OAEC student Sharon Li’s excellent performed on Form and Fitness, Talent, Formal Gown and Personality and Poise segments crowned the Miss Chinese New Year Houston 2015, 1st princess, and awarded a $2500 scholarship. She was voted by fellow contestants and rewarded Miss Congeniality with additional $300 scholarship as well.

Sharon Li graduate from Pearland’s Dawson High School with 2015 Magna Cum Laude and is an incoming freshman at Yale University.

 Sharon has loved dance since she was three. She has won 1st Place overall in numerous dance competitions including the USA Dance Showcase and StarQuest International Dance Competition in 2014.

Besides being a passionate dancer, Sharon is a poet, a leader, and a scientist.  Sharon has shown special talent in poetry since a young age.  Her poetry has won first places and has been published in the Poetry Society of Texas.  Sharon is a co-author of a scientific publication in the Journal of the American Chemical Society and has conducted scientific research in the Methodist hospital in Houston and Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York.  Sharon and her siblings also founded a 501(c)3 non-profit called “We Care Act”  in 2008 in response to the Sichuan Earthquake in China. Since then this organization has helped victims from 12 natural disasters in China, Haiti, Japan, the Philippines, Nepal, and the US, by raising funds and collecting and sending over 30,000 items.  Sharon is a Coca-Cola scholar and one of the MSN’s 16 Incredible Kids Who Are Saving the World and has received the Congressional award gold medal and president’s volunteer service award.

In the future, Sharon plans to bridge her passion for science and service by becoming a Doctor of Public Health and traveling the world to aid those in need.

Congratulations! The best wishes to Sharon Li, the love of OAEC teachers and students will travel with her whenever and wherever she goes.