Lily Yuan - Language Arts Co-President
Lily Yuan is a 6th grader at Harvest Park Middle School. She has loved reading and writing since kindergarten. She started writing stories in first grade with her own illustrations. She also enjoys playing the piano and is currently a PLAY Music piano tutor. She has passion to help people grow, and hopes to share her love of reading and writing with those in PLAY Language Arts.
Cynthia Hong - Reading President
Cynthia Hong is a senior at Amador Valley High School. Over the past three years, she has been attending PLAY events and meetings and has been an active leader in the Reading subgroup. Outside of PLAY, she has been helping out school organizations, clubs, events, and village children in China. In her free time, she enjoys exploring business ideas, listening to music, organizing, and helping out the community. As PLAY Reading President, she will be hosting and organizing the subgroup’s many Chinese Storytime events. She looks forward to leading PLAY Reading towards another successful year! :)
Anthony Han - Science Co-President
Anthony Han is a sophomore at Dougherty Valley High School. He has been involved in science competitions since 6th grade, including Science Bowl and USABO. Outside of his passion for science, he plays tennis with friends and practices solving Rubik’s cubes. Through PLAY Science, he hopes he can interest younger students in the fascinating field of science.
Oscar Li - Music President
Oscar Li is a sophomore at Amador Valley High School. He has played saxophone since elementary school and has a keen interest in music. He looks forward to another year in PLAY Music and is ready to help the community grow and spread the magic of making music to everyone.
Bill Li - Math President
Bill Li is a junior at Dougherty Valley High School, and has been a part of PLAY Math since 2017. He serves as the external vice president of PLAY, and is for another great year with the organization and the PLAY Math subgroup!
Selina Lai - Language Arts Co-President
Selina Lai is the reading instructor of the PLAY Language Arts subgroup. She is in sixth grade and attends the Dorris-Eaton School. She enjoys reading and writing stories. She has just joined the PLAY organization this year. She considers reading comprehension an enjoyable and intriguing concept that is worth spending time on. That is why she’s really passionate about the aspects of reading and writing and volunteered to instruct PLAY Language Arts. Selina is really excited to teach the reading comprehension section of the new PLAY Language Arts club and looks forwards to sharing the joys of reading with her students.
Steven Yang - Math Subgroup Leader
Steven Yang is a sophomore at Amador Valley High School in Pleasanton. He enjoys both working and having fun, but he prefers not to work. Although he doesn't enjoy being burned by the sun, he likes playing tennis, hiking, and running. He hopes to help expand PLAY in the future.
Daniel Zhu - Science Co-President
Daniel Zhu is a junior at Dougherty Valley High School and a passionate lover of all things science-related. As one of the co-founders of PLAY Science, he hopes to see all members of PLAY Science develop a love for science and performing experiments. Outside of PLAY, he is involved in many STEM clubs and activities, including the Dougherty Valley High School(DVHS) Biology and Science Bowl clubs. He is also a two-time semifinalist for the United States Biology Olympiad(USABO). Using his experience in the STEM field, he is looking to create fun and interactive activities to help inspire those in PLAY Science to explore the vast field of science.
Henry Hong - Reading Vice President
Henry Hong is a sophomore at Amador Valley High School. He has been a member of PLAY Leadership for three years and has been avid in helping PLAY grow and expand as an outreach officer, as well as a reading subgroup leader. In his free time, he enjoys volunteering, challenging himself with competition physics problems, tinkering with his Arduino, and playing classical music on his alto saxophone. He is excited to continue leading the reading subgroup and inspiring others to learn about Chinese culture.
Jerry Li - Cooking President
Jerry Li is a junior at Dublin High School. He has been a busy home cook for 6 years. He has also been in the DHS Culinary Academy for 2 years, which included preparing and catering for multiple events. During one summer, he started a small at-home baking business, baking birthday cakes and other miscellaneous sweets including cheesecake, macarons, and sablés. His hobbies include street photography, guitar, piano, and collecting records.
Isabella Han - Reading Vice President
Isabella Han is a freshman at Dougherty Valley High School. She has been a member of PLAY since 2018. In her free time, she enjoys digital drawing, badminton, baking, and volunteering. Isabella is excited to work with the other Reading subgroup leaders to create fun and enjoyable activities for members.
Nicholas Chang - Kung Fu President
Nicholas Chang is a sophomore at Dougherty Valley High School. He has been practicing Shaolin Kung Fu for over 9 years, and is on the US Kung Fu National Team. He has been competing in regional and international competitions for many years. He loves working with children, and along with his team of junior masters, he looks forward to helping PLAY Kung Fu grow.
Erika Yu - Speech and Debate President
Erika Yu is an incoming sophomore at Amador Valley High School. She has been a member of PLAY since 2017 and served as an officer last year. At school, Erika is an active member of Amador’s debate team, as well as other STEM clubs. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering at animal shelters, drawing, and learning more about biology. Erika looks forward to further expanding PLAY and its subgroups.
Vivian Tong - Art Subgroup Leader
Vivian Tong is a junior at Dougherty Valley High School. She has been a member of PLAY art for three years. She likes art. She also loves participating in the promotion of recycled art exhibitions, auctioning works, fundraising, and teaching AI and art online.
Subgroup leaders 2020
Promoting Leadership in Aspiring Youth
Claude Blue - Art President
Claude Eurusvism Atrois Syteria Blue is a 12th grade student at Monte Vista High school in Danville CA. He was a volunteer physics teacher in the dandelion region middle school of Beijing. He was also part of 心力行, a charity organization that frequently goes on field missions to distribute supplies. He has been part of PLAY since 2015. He believes that good is goodness in the final hour, that seeks no advantage or utility, without hope, without witness, without reward, for above all exist kindness, and that is his motivation. His motto is: “The world generally fails to be a fairytale, but through acts of goodness motivated by kindness, more and more can start to live happily ever after.”
Henry Hong - Science Co-President
Henry Hong is a sophomore at Amador Valley High School and has been a member of PLAY Leadership for three years. In his free time, he enjoys volunteering, challenging himself with competition physics problems, tinkering with his Arduino, and playing classical music on his alto saxophone. As a leader of PLAY Science, he aims to introduce the wonders of science to elementary and middle school students and inspire them to continue pursuing the sciences outside of PLAY's events.
Danny Liu - Math Subgroup Leader
Danny Liu is a freshman at Dougherty Valley High School. He has been doing competitive math since 5th grade and enjoys teaching others to be more efficient at solving problems. In his free time, Danny enjoys running and walking around the San Ramon area. He is excited to be a part of PLAY Math to teach younger children strategies he uses in mathematics everyday.