Personal Information

Name Charissa Joy Chou
Birthday May 2000
Hometown Los Gatos, California 
Parents Yuan and Maria Chou
Siblings Younger brother, Caden who plays competitive tennis, soccer & baseball
Hobbies Cooking, traveling, reading, watching movies, any outdoors activities, different sports, listening to music, going to concerts

School Information

School Los Gatos High School
Grade 12th (2017-2018), Class of 2018
Accomplishments Principal scholar in middle school (straight As)
Member of Junior California Scholarship Federation
Member of Girls Teaching Girls To Code (GTGTC). Attended summer camp in Stanford in 2014
Alumni of National Student Leadership Conference. Attended Biotechnology camp in UC Berkeley in 2015
Selected by National Academy of Future Physicians to represent Los Gatos High School and the State of California at the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in summer 2016
Academic Awards (Freshman) Scholar of Distinction (As in all subjects including 2 Honors classes)
Foreign Language Excellent Award for Spanish
Academic Awards (Sophomore) Worked on an entrepreneurial project selling water bottles to benefit Charity Water
Scholar of Distinction (As in all subjects including 2 Honors and 2 AP classes)
Foreign Language Excellent Award for Spanish
Academic Awards (Junior) Scholar of Distinction (As in all subject including 4 AP classes)
AP Scholar with Distinction
School Activities Member of 9th grade Symphonic band
Member of Symphonic band for 3 years in Fisher Middle School
Community Service Received commendations for over 60 hours of community service in middle school
Member of National Charity League since 2012 serving as a Vice President, Treasurer, Social Committee Chair, Parliamentarian through the years
NCL Blast editor
Volunteers regularly at San Jose Family Shelter, BAWSI, Villa Montalvo, Sacred Heart, NARF animal shelter, Special Olympics