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JR Celski to be inducted into the Asian Hall of Fame

April 09, 2019, 3:04 p.m. (ET)

The Robert Chinn Foundation announced its four members for the Class of 2019 Asian Hall of Fame.

J.R. Celski, a three-time Olympic short track speed skating medalist and Filipino American, was selected as an honoree for this distinction. He will be inducted on Saturday, May 11, during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle, Wash.

"I am honored to be inducted into the Asian Hall of Fame this May," Celski said. "I am very proud of my Filipino heritage. My Grandfather and Grandmother came from the Philippines to the United States during World War II and were successful in raising a beautiful family. This induction means a lot to me and my career as an athlete. I strive to continue being a positive role model in the Asian American community and to continue representing my roots with pride."

Other inductees are:

Jonathan M. Chu : a Chinese American filmmaker who directed several films, including Crazy Rich Asians and is currently directing In The Heights.

Marc Anthony Nicolas: a Filipino American producer for “The Talk” on CBS who recently received his second Emmy Award. 

Luly Yang: an internationally- recognized Taiwanese American fashion designer who transformed her architectural and graphic design experience into her fashion design philosophy. 

To learn more about the Asian Hall of Fame visit HERE.