Junior- Westlake High School
Charisse Chua is a junior at Westlake High School on the first place champion Academic Decathlon team. Currently co-president of her choir at Westlake, she enjoys constantly singing, especially late at night when her family is trying to sleep, playing piano, volleyball, and serving her community through various organizations and clubs. After starting a UNICEF club with her friend at school this year, she has been able to involve the community in efforts to assist children internationally, and is excited to be able to help those who need it the most. A lover of glazed donuts, popcorn, and traveling the world, she also works at Chick-Fil-A, the latest addition to her busy schedule. She has two younger brothers, Darren, who always gets injured, and Braden, a sixth grader just starting out his middle school journey, as well as a dog named Pearl who is soaking up the constant attention she now gets with everyone at home. Charisse is thankful for all the support from her family, friends, and teachers she has received.