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Qi Feng emigrated from China to the United States in May of 1993. He entered Boston Latin School in the seventh grade and is a member of the Class of 2002. He plans to major in Biology and/or Economics in college though his career ambitions are still uncertain. Qi is currently residing in West Roxbury.

Five years into his career at the Boston Latin School, Qi has devoted himself to the values and goals the Ward Fellowship espouses. He spends weekday afternoons tutoring younger students in everything from math to English to Spanish.

Qi is also active in other extracurricular activities within the school community, such as the Varsity Tennis Team, of which he has been part of for three years and which he will captain next year. In addition, he plays violin on the String Ensemble and competes on the Math Team. In fact, he was named to the Massachusetts Math All-Star Team this past year. Finally, he is News Editor of the school newspaper Argo.

Even with such a busy schedule, Qi finds time to give back to his other community-the city. More specifically, he is heavily involved with the American Red Cross Mass. Bay Chapter. He holds the title of Secretary on the citywide Red Cross Youth Council, which promotes volunteering to city kids, creates distributes disaster and fire prevention pamphlets, and helps food pantries during busy holiday seasons.

Says Qi, “The amount of public service that needs to be done by young people may be daunting, but that first step is always important to satisfaction and success in your environs.”

And what a first step the Ward Fellowship is Qi’s sponsor is the Honorable Jane M. Swift, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He will work in the External Relations Department, allowing him to see firsthand the inner workings of the state government and how it deals with the public.