Name of AAPI FigureSophia Ho
What is the person’s Asian heritage or ethnicity?Chinese American
Area of InfluenceVolunteer Work
Date of birth or time period1930s
How did this individual make a contribution to their field or to society/culture at large?Sophia Ho has lived in Lexington for 60 years. She is an inspiration to all who know her. Sophia’s volunteer work covers many decades, which continues today.
Why did you choose this person? What about their story speaks to you?Sophia Ho has helped our community in so many different ways. The organizations that she has involved with include but not limited to Council on Aging, Chinese American Association of Lexington, Martin Luther King Day Committee, Lunch with Seniors, Cary Library, Lexington Education Foundation, Community Center Task Force, Cultural Diversity Training, and Lex Eat Together.
How does this person inspire you?Sophia Ho inspires me because she is amazing and she has been volunteering for more than 60 years! She has won the 2017 Minuteman Cane Award!
What surprised you as you were learning about this person?Sophia Ho surprised me because she is still helping other people even she is more than 80 years old!
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Submitted byAngelina Ding
City, StateLexington