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Rep. Steel honors 12 community leaders for AAPI Heritage Month

Rep. Michelle Steel issued the following statement after presenting twelve community leaders with awards in recognition of their leadership during Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month.

“The AAPI community in Orange County is truly remarkable, and we are fortunate to have such dedicated and talented leaders in our area,” said Rep. Steel. “I’m pleased to be able to recognize these outstanding individuals – especially during AAPI Heritage Month – for their contributions to our community and for being examples of distinguished citizenship for Southern Californians and all Americans.”

Rep. Steel presented the awards to the following twelve individuals at a ceremony in Fountain Valley on Wednesday, May 25, 2022:

Tam Nguyen
Jay Ungos
Sonny Nguyen
Holly Pham
Rose Tsai
Kevin Hizon
Becky Nguyen
James Nakamura
Sy Kyung Ju
Rev. Thomas Lee
Dr. Rupali Chadha, M.D.
Gerald Kim

This article was released by the Office of Congresswoman Michelle Steel.