Our Stories: Bao, Scholar (2018)

Bao is a young woman from Vietnam who walked into her neighborhood fire station in the Virginia suburbs to ask how she could help. She became a volunteer emergency medical technician, spending her nights and weekends treating trauma patients — all while serving as captain of her varsity tennis team, treasurer of National Honor Society, and maintaining a 4.3 GPA. She will study biomedical engineering at the University of Virginia as the 2018 915 Scholarship Scholar.