Breaking BEARriers club was registered 501c-3 organization and was founded by six students in 2019. Breaking BEARriers club dedicates to helping students develop leadership, teamwork, communication, and interpersonal skills. Since founded, membership has increased to more than 80 students and is continuing to grow. All six founders belong to the Destination Imagination team “Gigantic Teddybears” which was created in 2014.
Anthony Li My name is Anthony Li, and I am part of the Breaking BEARriers. I enjoy volunteering, planting, organizing events, and helping those in need. Since 5th grade, I have been competing in the National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA) and switched from Public Forum to Lincoln Douglas. I play basketball, swim, and many other sports. I am excited to be giving back to the community and be able to show my gratitude to everyone who guided me to where I am today.
Ryanne Ma Hello, my name is Ryanne Ma. I have been doing Destination imagination for six years. I wanted to be part of this club in order to help others become more creative and use their imagination. I also want to help people gain more teamwork skills, which will be very useful in the future. I have a little brother named Andrew. In my free time, I like to read, do kung fu, and play video games.
Summer Shi My name is Summer Shi, and I am a part of the Breaking Bearriers. Among the other 5 co-founders, we strive to help students in Destination Imagination training and problem solving skills. I have been debating for a few years for the Middle School Debate League and recently transitioned to the National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA). Along with debate, I also enjoy golf, oil painting and piano in my spare time. I wanted to start giving back to the community after all these years because when we were young, the community gave us lots of guidance that allowed us to be where we are today.
Kevin Tang Hello. I’m Kevin and I love to swim, read, and play saxophone. I also have an interest in astronomy. I am extremely excited to be accepted into California All-Northern and All-State Bands as an alto saxophone player. Along with these accomplishments, I am delighted to give back to our community and help people with their problem-solving skills in the process of improving our society.
Angelina Wu Hi! I’m Angelina and I am a part of the Destination Imagination team The Gigantic Teddybears. In my spare time, I love to read, draw, or play with my dog. I have an intense love for boba tea. I hope that our Breaking BEARriers club can inspire people to think creatively and outside of the box.
Chloe Xu Hi! My name is Chloe Xu. I have been swimming for the Pleasanton Seahawks for many years and have Junior Olympic and Far Western times. I also love playing trumpet, and I am thrilled that I was accepted into the 2020 All-State Jazz Band. I’m currently in Foothill High School’s Jazz A. I am immensely grateful for an opportunity to give back to my community and help those in need.