Pleasanton Weekly

News - January 29, 2010

Of Note

Amador senior donates scholarship to help children

Christina Zhang, a senior from Amador Valley High School, donated $2,500 to the Smile Train Foundation and provided the full reparative surgery cost for 10 children from African and Southeast Asian countries. Christina received the scholarship by winning the Singtao Beauty Pageant, an annual pageant event held by Singtao Daily, the largest Chinese newspaper in North America.

Growing up, Christina had crooked teeth and visited her orthodontist for more than six years to straighten her teeth. Because of this experience, she understood and empathized with cleft children and wanted to help them.

Christina was a swimmer for the Pleasanton Seahawks for many years and she also swam for the Amador varsity team. Christina will attend the 2010 Miss Chinatown USA Pageant from Feb. 14 to 28 in San Francisco. Miss Chinatown USA is a national beauty pageant event with a history of 52 years. Christina will compete against Chinese beauty queens from Chicago, Seattle, Hawaii, Houston, and many other cities and states.

Comments

Posted by David Ing, a resident of another community
on Feb 1, 2010 at 10:19 pm

Sorry, but watch for Crystal Lee to win. She is too smart(attending Stanford), pretty and extremely talented in all types of dancing. She was Miss California's Outstanding Teen 2008 and Miss Teen Chinatown 2007. Anyways, good luck to all the contestants who are entering MCU!


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