The 2021 KCCAA Community Service Award Winners Announced

In 2010, the Kansas City Chinese American Association (KCCAA) established an annual KCCAA Community Service Award to encourage elementary and secondary school students in the greater Kansas City area to develop a stronger awareness of, and to inspire active participation in, community service. The judge panel has selected the following 2021 award winners.  

为鼓励大堪城地区中小学生培养公共服务意识,积极参加社区服务,堪城中美联合会于2010年特别设立年度KCCAA社区服务奖。以下是2021年获奖者名单。 

Rising Star Award Winners: 

Alex GuoKevin LiEthan GuoGeorge Xue

Third Place Winners: 

Max RongCatherine ZhaoKevin Fan

Second Place Winners: 

Jessica MuIngrid Li

First Place Winner: 

Zach Cheng 

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KCCAA Chinese New Year Prize Draw Winners

2021 KCCAA春节晚会抽奖中奖名单

恭喜大家! 牛年牛气冲天!

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KCCAA 2021 Chinese New Year Virtual Celebration

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KCCAA 堪城云春晚倒计时 – 抽大奖、抢红包、“牛”转乾坤

大年初一(2月12日)堪城春晚“包”您满意

KCCAA堪城中美联合会的2021春晚将以全球网络直播,互动体验,喜送红包的形式走进千家万户,陪伴大家在“云端”过大年!节目期间穿插多次红包发送和几十个堪城餐饮礼卷的抽奖活动,最幸运奖将会是$200 Amazon礼品卡,所有观看节目的朋友都有通过有奖问答赢得最幸运奖的机会。活动将在节目之间插播,敬请关注荧屏,不要错过哟!

The 2021 KCCAA Chinese New Year Gala will enter thousands of households for the first time ever in the form of live streaming. It’ll be a brand new interactive experience along with exciting red envelope distribution to celebrate the New Year together in the cloud. During the performance, there will also be chances to win local restaurant gift cards worth $25-$100. The winners will be announced in between programs, please pay attention on the screen during living streaming and don’t miss the opportunities.

今年的节目除了强大演出团队一如往昔的精彩绽放,重量级嘉宾也应邀而来,歌曲,舞蹈,乐器,旗袍,国粹之宝…..晚会将在乐乐艺术团的云合唱<有一颗心不变中落下帷幕。纪念2020,堪城华人一起走过的这不平凡之年。

In addition to the strong local performance teams as in the past, this year we also invited some performers from China, Programs include songs, dances, musical instrument performance, Qipao show etc..Let us gather together online in a special way, to say goodbye to the special year of 2020, and welcome the new year of 2021.

周日(2/7) 春晚微信群“堪春晚抽奖红包群”将开始开放,请邀请你的亲朋好友与我们相聚, 叙家常,看春晚,抢红包。

On Sunday (February 7th) the Spring Festival Gala WeChat group will open. Please invite your relatives and friends. Let’s watch the Spring Festival Gala as well as grab red envelopes and have fun together.

美国本土的朋友们请扫码或点击 https://youtu.be/P-EZHMlEyOQ 高清Youtube live网络观看节目

Friends from the United States, please scan the code or click https://youtu.be/P-EZHMlEyOQ to watch the show on the HD Youtube live network

国内的朋友请扫以下二维码,一键入“云”观看,

For friends and relatives in China, please scan the following QR code and join the cloud to watch.

荧屏上,微群里,年味玲琅满目,唯有KCCAA的倾心奉献不可辜负,它带来的满屏欢乐定不容错过! 让我们共创欢乐颂,同享春晚盛宴!2月12日,大年初一晚我们“云”里相见!

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The Eleventh KCCAA Community Service Award

In 2010, the KansasCity Chinese American Association (KCCAA) established an annual KCCAA Community Service Award to encourage elementary and secondary school students in the greater Kansas City area to develop a stronger awareness of, and to inspire active participation in, community service. In the past several years, we have seen an increasing number of young students engaging in volunteer work, particularly under the leadership of KCCAA Youth Hope Fund. More and more young people have experienced the personal satisfaction of helping others. In order to honor their selfless efforts and to encourage others to follow their examples, KCCAA will recognize some of their most outstanding efforts to help others in our community. There will be three levels of recognitions: one first place, two second places, and three third places, evaluated based on the criteria below. To emphasize the fundamental rewards of community service, the awardees will be given plaques, scholarships, and will be announced during the KCCAA’s Chinese New Year Gala (online).
This award may be offered to any primary or secondary school student in the greater Kansas City area. Any qualified student may apply.

Requirements: an applicant must – 

1.    Be an elementary or secondary school student(grades 1 through 12).

2.    Have participated in some form of volunteer work orcommunity service (without compensation) during the past year. 

Evaluation criteria for awards:

·      Activities that emphasize service to others in need will be valued over experiences designed primarily as learning experiences for the applicant. The substance and impact of service will carry more weight than the number of hours served.

·      Initiative and leadership in the organization of group efforts to serve others will also be taken into consideration. Fundraising activities to benefit others will carry considerable weight in the judge’s decisions. However, direct service to others may be viewed as having more enduring significance. The age of the applicant will be taken into consideration by the judges.   

Application procedures:

Submit an application letter by email to kccaa.award@gmail.com by February 6, 2021.  

The application letter should include the student’s name, school, andcontact information for their school. A list of the student’s community as well as a description of their community service experiences during 2020 must beincluded.  The student shall also submit a one-page essay describing the benefits of their service to others.  The essay should also include their reflections on lessons learned from his or her service experience(s). Please also include the …

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