A young Vietnamese woman—who came to the U.S. for burn treatment and helped get a start in a Mutual Housing community—has been given an honorable mention in a local college essay contest.
Nhi Vo, Nhi Vo, News & Review essay contest honorable mention
Nhi Vo’s essay on her struggle to survive a family fire in 2000 that killed her mother and severely burned Vo and two of her sisters recently took honors in the “Sacramento News & Review” 2011 College Essay Contest.
Vo has been accepted into the University of California, Davis, where she will study cellular biology. She plans to become a doctor.
“Becoming a doctor would allow me to give back all the love and kindness that has been shown to me by my parents, sisters, doctors and counselors, social workers, and people in the community,” she wrote in the essay.
After her father’s death of cancer in late 2009, Vo raised her sisters while attending high school, dealing with family finances and continuing medical treatment.
Vo was one of two chosen for an honorable mention for "The world I come from". To read her essay, go to http://www.newsreview.com/sacramento/im-not-crazy/content?oid=1982117.
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