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Scholar Athlete: Shuyao Li '18


Sophomore Shuyao Li has traveled more than 7,000 miles from China to be educated and involved at Scecina Memorial High School. She is challenging herself with diverse honors classes and also in activities such as athletics and the robotics club.

Each week we will introduce some of our student-athletes whose commitment to their education and athletic accomplishments have earned them the Scecina Scholar Athlete Award for the 2015-16 school year.

By Cari Gallagher '93

Name: Shuyao Li

Class: 2018

Birthplace: China

Hosts: Kyle and Yadira Hope from Holy Spirit Parish

Favorite School Subject: Orchestra

My classmates would be surprised to know that: “I play the piano and I studied Chinese dance”

Academic Honors: Scecina Scholar Athlete (2016), Honor Roll (2016)

Sophomore Shuyao Li has traveled over 7,000 miles to experience all of the academic, co-curricular, and faith-building opportunities available at Scecina. She is challenging herself with diverse honors classes such as biology, geometry, and Spanish. She is involved in student life, participating in athletics and the robotics club.

With the help of her host sisters, Bailey ’16 and Kelsy ’18 Hope, Shuyao has created a full and active life at Scecina. She is a three-sport athlete, participating in women’s soccer, swimming, and tennis. “At Scecina I have been able to join many sports teams” Shuyao says. “We work really well together.”

Despite her hectic schedule, Shuyao has maintained a 3.88 grade point average during her first year as a Crusader. She will be honored with the Scecina Scholar Athlete Award on Sunday, May 22.

Shuyao is the daughter of Lei Zhao, a member of the Family Planning Committee of China, and Yuesong Li, a researcher for the Traffic Management Committee. They reside in Chengdu, Suchuan, China.

 

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