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Henry Yip, son of Sam and Susan Mei Yip of Quincy, is a student at Quincy High School, where he majors in Information Technology. Henry is a remarkable young man who is a student in the Information Technology program at Quincy High School. He is quiet and unassuming yet charming and witty, and he possesses a character that is respected by peers and faculty alike.

Information Technology students develop and master hard skills, such as computer repair and networking skills but also soft skills related to communication, interpersonal interaction, adaptability, and analysis and processing of information. Henry excels in all areas within the curriculum. Although the courses are taught at an honors level, Henry consistently demonstrates competency and mastery over the material. Henry, who is taking 4 Advanced Placement academics, is number 6 in his class of 352 with a 4.5 GPA, and the top Information Technology student, with a 100% average in his CVTE majors. Henry has never missed a day of school during his high school career.

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Henry is three-year member of our SkillsUSA chapter. As a SkillsUSA member Henry is furthering his technical and leadership skills that prepare him for both career and post-secondary education success. Last year Henry competed in the District 3 SkillsUSA championships in Internetworking. He hopes to compete again this year at the district level and attend the state conference and competition in April. Henry is also an indispensable member of the chapter leadership team. He is self-motivated and has the forethought and drive to see what needs to be done and take initiative to act without being asked or receiving direction.

Besides his academic and technical achievements, Henry is also a well-rounded student with extremely diverse interests. Henry participates in athletics, clubs and civic activities. He is a member the National Honor Society and National Science Honor Society as well as Quincy High School’s varsity volleyball team.

Henry participates in Book Club, Science and Engineering Fair and SkillsUSA. Henry understands the importance of fiscal responsibility and demonstrates this through his work at his part-time job after school.

Henry plans to continue his education in the field of Computer Science and has been accepted to several prestigious institutions, though he has yet to commit to one.

Henry will be attending the 29th annual Vocational Technical Student of the Year Award Ceremony, held at Mechanics Hall, Worcester on April 15, 2015 to receive his honorary distinction. Henry will be accompanied by his family and school personnel.