The Champions

The Champions

THE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

The Dragon Kim Fellowship Program awards grants of up to $5,000 to project teams who want to change their corner of the world. In 2021, we welcomed 61 Dragon Fellows leading 28 projects that addressed the needs of a nation surviving through the pandemic. These students were especially resilient and went above and beyond to make an impact!

Check out their project summary video or project page to learn more.

MEET THE FELLOWS

ART UNLIMITED

Fellows: Danielle Alhuay, Abril Rodriguez Diaz

CSArts-San Gabriel Valley, Orange County School of the Arts
Mentor: Pete Hartigan, Trusted Ventures

BRIDGES CLINIC

Fellows: Edgar Arteaga, Dania Arteaga

Dana Hills High School, St. Margaret’s Episcopal School 
Mentor: Carl Cosue, Premier Ambulance, Kervin Wang, Department of Defense

CLUB MOAI

Fellows: Luke Aloe, Zacharia Elkobaitry

Polytechnic School
Mentor: Jaimee Yoshizawa, The Red LTD

CODING AND CARDIO FOR KIDS

Fellows: Eli Chan, Jacob Tang, Rojan Ahuja

Homestead High School
Mentor: Hannah Beathard, ClearFlow Inc., Robert Beathard jCyte, Inc.

COSMETIC CHEM FOR KIDS!

Fellow: Riley Yew

Los Alamitos High School
Mentor: Tammy Ho, Canyon Partners

FAMILY ENGAGEMENT IN EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES (FEEO)

Fellows: Connor Lee, Joven Torres

La Cañada High School
Mentor: Alex Serna, Breakthrough SJC

FIND OUR BALANCE FOR TEENS

Fellows: Lilian Duran, Isabella Novella

Segerstrom High School
Mentor: Aubree Roney, BetterCloud

GIRLS/GUYS INNOVATIVE GAMING INDUSTRY (GIGI)

Fellows: Elle Reyes, Miguel Gonzalez

Samueli Academy
Mentor: Nick Crosson & Yvonne Ho, Pimco

GREENPRINT

Fellows: Ayden Quichocho, George Iyalomhe

Cypress High School
Mentor: Gary Smith, Wealth Builders

INTERTWINED

Fellows: Katelyn Jo, Adin Choung

Orange County School of the Arts
Mentor: Henry Morita, Pure Azul Beverages

INTRODUCING YOUTH TO ROBOTICS

Fellows: Anthony Campos, Rafael Garnica

Segerstrom High School
Mentor: Nathan Bazyk, Visible Intellect

JOBORTUNITY

Fellows: Noah Huang, Noah Lee, Tyler Hom

Beckman High School
Mentor: Michael Effle

LET’S LEARN ABOUT PUBLIC HEALTH!

Fellow: Melody Chang

Orange County School of the Arts
Mentor: Willie Du, Edwards Lifesciences

MARIPOSAS DE LA VIDA

Fellows: Yomara Arreola, Brenda Hernandez

Circulos Advanced Learning Academy
Mentor: Flor Bueno, Just Answer

MEDIVERSAL

Fellow: Adriana Carrillo

Southeast Career Technical Academy
Mentor: Alex Cornell, EOPA

NEXPLORE CERRITOS

Fellows: Wenchao Hu, Deeksha Kasula, Arrim Jung

Whitney High School
Mentor: Augustine Pimentel, UC Irvine

PACIFIC BRIDGE

Fellows: Eric Zhu, Iris Wang

Orange County School of the Arts
Mentor: Caroline Wong Nakata, Nestle and Chevron

PANTRYGO

Fellows: George Zhou, Marlena Meltzer

Santa Margarita Catholic High School, San Juan Hills High School
Mentor: John Piersol

PARTNERS THROUGH THE PANDEMIC

Fellows: Martha Gomez, Julia Gomez

Las Vegas Academy of the Arts
Mentor: Joseph Savoy, OPP for Human Rights and Justice

PROJECT REMEMBRANCE

Fellows: Rufo Jarso, Natalia Lima, Grace Hii

South Hills High School
Mentor: Elaine Chen, Kingston Technology, Amy Lau, Kingston Technology

PROJECT WELLNESS

Fellows: Betsai Tapia, Monserrat Vergara, Perla Mendoza

Saddleback High School
Mentor: Angela Leung, UCLA

SEMBRANDO DAHLIAS

Fellows: Samantha Perez, Fatima Oregon, Bianca Lozano

Orange County School of the Arts, Method Online School
Mentor: Daniela Martinez, Nestle

SPLASH OF COLOR

Fellows: Lauren Wu, Anneliese Phillips

Design Tech High School
Mentor: Peter Kim, 5 star gc inc.

SUSTAINABLY TEACHING
THE YOUTH A LIFESTYLE OF ETHICAL DESIGN (STYLED)

Fellows: Ayah Mohamed, Rylen Schmid

Rosary Academy, Orange Luthern
Mentor: Jenn Yang, Homepoint

TEENPOST

Fellows: Mandalay LaBarre, Caroline Lemcke, Sanjana Dixit

West Career and Technical Academy, Palo Verde High School, Ed W. Clark High School
Mentor: Jim Kaffenberger, IGT

THE SOCIAL
SENIOR PROJECT

Fellows: Riley Chong, Harkomal Grewal, Prissila Moreno

John F. Kennedy Magnet
Mentor: Mitchell Park, Targus

OPIA UPCYCLING

Fellows: Georgina Buitron, Ri Gomez

Samueli Academy
Mentor: Susan Heystee, Ouster

URBAN GREENS

Fellows: Lianne Cha, Allan Chu

Oxford Academy
Mentor: Austin Fan, Dunleer

Do you have a great out-of-the-box idea?

Want to join our Dragon Family next summer?  We would love to hear about your passions and commitment to helping your community. Fellowship applications will open again November 1st. If you have any questions along the way, we are here for you! Send us a message, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.We would love to hear about your passions and commitment to helping your community. 

Are you an administrator or teacher?  We would love to come to your campus and share our program with your students. Our staff and interns will share more about our program and what we’re looking for in our Dragon Fellows. Students will also receive support to help students build their project idea and application. Please contact our Program Manager, Arie Lugo, at [email protected] to host one of our Inspiration Sessions.

Fellowship Program Manager: Arie Lugo

[email protected]

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