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Vol. XIV  No. 9
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2018 OUTSTANDING ASIAN AMERICAN HIGH
SCHOOL GRADUATES IN MADISON &
NEIGHBORING AREAS (Part 3)
OREGON HIGH SCHOOL
Editor's Note: Each year, Asian Wisconzine's sister publication,
The Capital City Hues, publishes a Row of Excellence, featuring
students of color who graduated with a GPA of 3 and above. We
selected from the batch the Asian American students featured in
this Row of Excellence. We thank  publisher & editor Jonathan
Gramling for this special feature!
Perched on the high honor roll all four years,
Ashley Yang has achieved academic
excellence online and in the classroom. Ashley
has taken classes as part of a blended learning
community. She has been engaged in the
performance arts as a member of Nelly’s A
Capella Group and in the school’s musical The
Pirates of Penzance. Ashley has also been
active with ECOS, Diversity Studies, the
Japanese Club and Link Crew. She participated
in the Wisconsin State Solo & Ensemble as a
performer and a volunteer and was a member of
the 2017 Badger Conference Honors Choir. In
her free time, Ashley has volunteered with Taste
of Madison, the Fitchburg Public Library, the
Workers Rights Center and the Madison
Marathon.
While keeping her eye on the academic prize
at Sun Prairie High,
Anjana Connors
volunteered at the Sunshine Supper during
her personal time
Abhishek Grewal has had his eye on the
medical field as he attained academic
excellence at Sun Prairie High. Abhishek was
active in Health Occupations Students of
America and competed in the Science
Olympiad. He also competed on the tennis
team and was a member of Model UN.
Abhishek assisted with temple services and
Gurdwara services. He received an academic
excellence award and was a HOSA state
finalist.
SUN PRAIRIE HIGH
SCHOOL
Paul Kusuda’s
column
(A Repost)
-- A continung tribute
to our beloved
columnist who passed
on November 10,
2017
 (Ed.)
a Black Detroit Democrat calling her Asian-
American Primary rival “Ching Chong” and
telling her campaign volunteer, “immigrant,”
“you don’t belong here,” and “I want you out
of my country.” Michigan State Rep. Bettie
Cook Scott made these remarks on August 7,
according to the story, as she told voters
“Vote for me. Don’t vote for the ching-
chong!”  

Scott and Rep. Stephanie Chang both sit in the
Michigan House of Representatives, and they
competed in a Democratic primary for a
Michigan state Senate candidacy. Chang won
49% of the vote, while Scott got 11%.
While Scott has since apologized for her racial
slurs after massive expression of outrage from
various community groups and the Michigan
Democratic Party, the incident has actually
made me think deeper than I usually do when I
talk about racism. I want to think that Scott’s
feeling against Asian Americans is an isolated
one. Or is it?

I had to go back to my experiences as an
Asian American in Madison, Wisconsin, in
regard to my relationships --
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Heidi M. Pascual*
Publisher & Editor
*2006 Journalist of the
Year for the State of
Wisconsin (US-SBA)
Editor's Corner
OVER A CUP OF TEA
Thoughts on
racism among us
I was appalled, taken
aback, and engulfed
with sadness, upon
reading a very recent
Newsweek article (by
Shane Croucher) about
Paul Kusuda’s
column
(A Repost)
-- A continung tribute
to our beloved
columnist who passed
on November 10,
2017
 (Ed.)
IMMIGRATION

Amid Legal and Political
Uncertainty,
DACA
Remains More
Important
Than Ever
By Tom K. Wong, Sanaa
Abrar, Tom Jawetz, Ignacia
Rodriguez Kmec, Patrick
O'Shea, Greisa Martinez
Rosas, and Philip E. Wolgin
HEALTH CARE

Moving Backward
By Theresa Chalhoub,
Aditya Krishnaswamy,
and the National
Partnership for Women
& Families
FOREIGN NEWS:
OPINION

Power Corrupts






By Heidi M. Pascual