The Young Achiever Award (YAA) is a CIE’s traditional charter of encouraging the young generation (students of 10th and 11th grades) of our CIE members to achieve excellence in academic performance; to participate in extracurricular activities and community services; and to develop leadership skills in early stage of their life. The YAA program is designed to encourage them by recognizing those young students, who have demonstrated so far that they have exceeded in achieving these goals. This particular recognition has proven to be very beneficial to the YAA recipients in their applications to university entrance and also as a good credential record for their career and life. The YAA Committee of CIE/USA DFW is now accepting applications, and its deadline of application is June 29, 2012. For detailed information, please visit http://www.cie-dfw.org/event/2012Events/2012%20YAA/2012_YAA or www.cie-dfw.org. For inquiries, please contact Ms. Sylvia Tong at CIEYAA2012@gmail.com.