Three Linden High School freshmen have been awarded a scholarship to receive addition teaching in Mandarin Chinese throughout this school year.
Abigail Armstead, Ashley Agbottah Grubbs, and Trinity Ellis will take part in virtual classes through the Huaxia Chinese School in Edison each Sunday, in which they will learning about the Chinese language and culture.
“I am so proud of our student’s enthusiasm in learning a different language and culture,” said Lin Lin Hu, the students’ Chinese teacher at LHS.
The scholarship covers all tuition and fees for the school, and was given by Bo Wang, chief executive officer of Wealthhouse Advisers of Metuchen.
“Our students were selected because Mr. Wang was impressed by their love for learning Chinese language and culture and their involvement in the community, which Mr. Wang has always been passionate about,” Hu said.
She explained that Wang funds the scholarship to give back to the community because an American millionaire gave him a chance over 30 years ago, paying his way to come to the United States.
“Mr. Wang said he wants to give back,” Hu said. “He is so happy that he can provide our students this opportunity to study Chinese language and its culture.
“This is a beautiful story with positive messages for our students.”