Thursday, April 20, 2023

Eight students from 2022-23 Year-round STARTALK Chinese program have been selected as the recipients of 2023 Youth Human Rights Award by the City of Iowa City's Human Rights Commission. The students have been recognized for their dedication to embracing cultural diversity as demonstrated through the performance of Chinese dragon dances and lion dances in 2023 Lunar New Year Celebrations at the Englert Theater and at Iowa City Public Library. The Awards Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, May 10, 2023, in the Grand Ballroom at the Hilton Garden Inn, 328 S. Clinton St.

The award recipients are: Yshaswi Jaishy, Sierra Keeney, Rayhan L Khan, Michael Lee, Jerry Li, Rachel Y Samuel, Philip Berry-Stoelzle, and Callum Wu.

2023 youth human rights awards