Current Representative

The Distinguished Young Woman of Kentucky for 2021 is Wendy Wei, from Lexington.

Wendy’s achievements include: Kentucky Governor's School For The Arts, Alumni (instrumental music) • National Merit Scholarship, Semifinalist • Kentucky High School Speech League LD Debate, 1st Place Speaker • KY Educational Speech & Drama Association LD Debate, Semifinalist • Kentucky Governor's Scholar Program, Admit • Kentucky High School Speech League LD Debate, Semifinalist • Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Website Design, 3rd State • FBLA Intro to Business Communication, 5th State • Henry Clay Speak of the Devil LD Debate, 4th Place Overall • AP Scholar with Distinction

In addition, Wendy’s activities include: Student Researcher, UK: radiation-induced neurotoxicity project • Lincoln-Douglas (LD) Debate, Dunbar Speech & Debate Team: team leader • Art Teacher, Lexington Chinese School: teach art to kindergarten class • Piano, Portia Lin Studio: semi-annual recital, KY GSA 2020 • MSTC Leadership Team: put on events, plan annual Senior Banquet • Bluegrass Youth Sustainability Council: co-committee chair/PR manager • Beta Club Leadership Team: find volunteer opportunities, lead meetings • French Honor Society: community service, explore Francophone culture • Chinese Cultural Dance, Shuling Studio: learn traditional dances • Dunbar Cultural Society: explore many countries, annual Culture Fair
Assistant Teacher, Lexington Chinese School: aid pre-K class in Mandarin • UK Chandler Hospital Piano: play piano weekly around multiple waiting rooms • UK Chandler Hospital Children’s Hospital Volunteer: talk to and engage with kids • UK Chandler Hospital Information Desk Assistant: walk patients/family to places • UK Chandler Hospital Hematology Clerk: oversee waiting room, answer questions

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