Violet Richardson Award 2022 First Place Recipient – Sophia Yang

Sophia Yang
Prince of Wales Secondary
Violet Richardson Award (2022) Recipient

I would like to thank Soroptimist International of Vancouver for recognizing my community service with a Violet Richardson Award.

Throughout high school, I have had the privilege to be involved in scientific research and one of the things I also dedicated a lot of time to is providing disadvantaged groups with access to the same opportunities. As a volunteer at the organization Lives for Literacy, I have mentored aspiring researchers from around the world in conducting studies that address different global issues. Being active in the community is important to me and I plan to continue helping others through my volunteer efforts in the future. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank my sister Tiffany Yang, who helped lead and support many of the initiatives I was a part of. Thank you so much again to Soroptimist International, I am very grateful for this recognition.