Fun FactsMai Ya was born in 1980 in BanVinai. In 1987 Mai Ya and her familywent to Madison, WI.Once she got there she startedVan Hise Middle School.Months later, hermom, grandma, and aunt werekilled in a car accident.
YoungAdult Mai Ya graduated East Side In 1989 High. After she graduated she was crowned Miss Lou Hmong-Wisconsin. Later in 2004 she graduated from U.W. –Milwaukee with a B.A. degree in Finance and Marketing.
Hmong Timeline1500’s-clans live insouth China1776-fight for freedom1800s-They move toSoutheast China1940s-Japan invadesFrench Indochina1950s-Hmong languageis written1960s-United Statesenters Vietnam War, theHmong people helpedthe U.S. soldiers fight.1980s-U.S. allowsHmong into the country.