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
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Vol. XIV No. 9
SEPTEMBER  2018
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Preserving our past while building for our future
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
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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I was appalled, taken
aback, and engulfed
with sadness, upon
reading a very recent
Newsweek article (by
Shane Croucher) about
HEALTH CARE

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

Power Corrupts






By Heidi M. Pascual
Paul Kusuda’s
column
(A Repost)
-- A continung tribute
to our beloved
columnist who passed
on November 10,
2017
 (Ed.)