Chung Lo, Tokay High School - 11th grade

What makes California not like anywhere else? The people in California define California. California has been good for a lot of people.

California is the place that has everything. When I say everything, I mean that California has the technology; the varied surroundings such as the mountains, and the hills, the beaches, the valleys, the deserts, and the sky of many colors; and the people who com from all over the world to live here.

Like many Californians, Tiger, the boy in the picture, has many cultures in his background. Tiger is American, Hmong, and Vietnamese. His mom is Hmong and American, and his dad is Vietnamese and American. With his varied background, Tiger represents the diversity that is California.

California: “It ain’t like anywhere else.”

© 2005 Chung Lo, Displayed with permission.