Our Stories: Truc, Scholar (2011)

Truc is a recent immigrant from Vietnam who has maintained a 4.37 GPA and earned perfect scores on five different AP tests while taking care of her younger siblings after school. The daughter of a seamstress, she sews and sells stuffed animals to raise funds for her high school’s reading club. A powerful and passionate writer and speaker, she plans to become a psychologist after studying neuroscience at the University of Virginia.