The Distinguished Young Woman of Cerritos-Artesia for 2021 is Ashley Gong, from Cerritos.
Ashley’s achievements include: Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Gold Key 2020 • AP Scholar with Distinction Award • Piano Certificate of Merit Level 10 Completion March 2019 • Distinguished Young Woman Interview Winner Class of 2021 • American Scholastic Press Association—Scholastic Yearbook & Magazine • National Chinese Honors Society—accomplished Chinese learner • Journalist for Gateway Guardian (Published articles in local newspaper • Most Improved Swimmer 2018 • Model United Nations Outstanding Delegate Spring Conference 2018 • Model United Nations Outstanding Delegate Fall Conference 2017
In addition, Ashley’s activities include: Yearbook Editor in Chief (2nd Sole EIC, Managed/trained 20+ Students) • Chapman Brain Institute Research Assistant (Neuroscience Research) • 9KHomes Vice President (Raised $11,000 for homeless families Mexico) • Club Chang'an Vice President & Dance Competition Head (Choreographer) • Girl Up Graphic Designer (Digital Art Publicity) • Young Legislators Majority Floor Leader (Managed 40, wrote bill) • Mental Health America Director of Fundraising • Future Business Leaders of America Secretary (Planned Workshops) • Girls With Impact Business Program (founded mental health site) • Foundation for Teaching Economics' Economics for Leaders Program
9KHomes: Fund raised $11000+ for a house for an impoverished family. • Cerritos Library & Parks: Served as swim assistant and book accountant. • Synapse: Conducted interviews to educate public about neuroscience. • Girl Up: Designed educational graphics/videos for women\'s rights, breast cancer • Young Legislators Program: Educated neighborhoods about governmental resources.