Seniors celebrated at Chinese banquet


Seniors Sophia Mautz (left) and Catherine Anderson captured awards at the annual CCBA banquet.

Countless plates of Chinese food flowed from the kitchen to the tables of hundreds of students from the Class of 2016. The Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA), which serves the local and statewide community  through its education and cultural programs. held its annual high school graduation dinner May 2.

Dozens of Chinese-American high-achieving seniors won scholarships and awards.

Among the finalists: Lincoln seniors Catherine Anderson, Madeleine Lee, Sophia Mautz and Jared Chin.

Anderson and Lee were both awarded for their activism in the Chinese-American community during high school

“(Winning) was a little unexpected but I was happy that I was chosen as one of the people that they recognized. It’s really empowering to meet more people who are Chinese and who I can connect with. At Lincoln I don’t get that a lot so it was just really nice connecting with them and talking about Chinese things,” says Lee.

Mautz was recognized for her creative writing and art.

Chin won male athlete of the year.

Information about the CCBA Scholastic Award and the Liu Chi Memorial Scholarship was distributed and can be found at