The award ceremony of the “2023 Women of Impact Award” issued by the 49th Assembly District was held on March 16 at the Temple City Women’s Club. Honorees from Alhambra, San Gabriel, Temple City and Arcadia, with their families and friends, attended the awards ceremony.
Contributed by Florence Lin
Assemblymember Mike Fong read the award speech and presented awards to the winners. The 11 winners of the “2023 Women of Impact Award” are: Brenda Trainor, Cherry Lee, Dr. Chasity Jennings-Nunez, Dr. Gay Yuen, Janet Lees, Lei Wang, Myra Ruedet, Phung Huynh, Stephanie Li, Teresa Nunez, PhD, and Vanessa Ricchiaggi. They come from many backgrounds of education, medical, commercial, and non-profit organizations, etc.
Among the 11 winners, Lei Wang, President/Founder of the West California Academy of Art and Design, was nominated by Florence Lin, the Community Relation Manager of the Asian Youth Center. She cited that Ms. Wang was highly praised and respected for her contributions to the Community.
Principal Lei Wang said, in her award acceptance speech, that she sincerely thanks Manager Florence Lin of the Asian Youth Center for nominating her and thanked Assemblymember Mike Fong for selecting her for the award. This makes her feel honored and appreciated. This award will motivate her to work harder and do her best for the betterment of the community. She would also like to thank all the guests who supported her, especially San Gabriel Mayor Tony Ding and San Gabriel City Councilwoman Denise Menchaca, for their long-time encouragement. and friendship.
Principal Lei Wang has been engaged in children’s art education since the 1970s and 1980s in Hefei, the capital of Anhui Province, China. In 1996, she founded the West California Academy of Art and Design. Today, the school continues to expand. She deeply understands the great sense of mission and responsibility of education and dedicates her life to it without hesitation! Whether it is her students, parents, or people from all walks of life in Southern California, they affectionately call her “Teacher Wang!” Teacher is her highest title and her lifelong career.
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