Rosemont Middle School eighth-grader Lace Co Ting Keh says she learned a lot during the summer at the La Crescenta Public Library. But, she wasn't just talking about the valuable lessons she retained from multiple books. A self-proclaimed shy teen, Co Ting Keh said her work as a volunteer at the library helped her develop into a more confident person who now understands how to communicate well with others.
A native of the Philippines, Co Ting Keh and her family moved to the United States a little more than one year ago to support her old brother's education at Duke University. Although Lance, Co Ting Keh's older brother, is attending school in North Carolina, the rest of the Co Ting Kehs moved to La Crescenta to surround themselves with family and friends and better familiarize themselves with the country.
As a teen in a new country, Co Ting Keh admits that she was introverted during her first year of American schooling. In July, however, she decided to volunteer at the La Crescenta Library at the corner of Foothill Boulevard and La Crescenta Avenue in an effort to branch out.