Westborough activist honored at Fenway Park

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Ryan Doan Nguyen of Westborough was recently honored on the jumbotron at Fenway Park.

By Dakota Antelman, Editor-in-chief

WESTBOROUGH – Local activist and Westborough Ryan High School graduate Doan Nguyen was recently honored by the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park for his work against anti-Asian racism.

Smiling on a rainy evening in Boston, Doan Nguyen waved to jumbotron cameras after stadium screens played a short slideshow.

It was part of the Red Sox Hats Off to the Heroes program, which honors a variety of locals who do good in their community.

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Ryan Doan Nguyen poses with a chip given to him when the Red Sox honored him in a recent game.

“Thank you so much for making an impact on your community,” wrote a team marketing coordinator in an opening email inviting Doan Nguyen to Fenway.

Doan Nguyen made state headlines earlier this year when he held a large rally on Boston Common in response to a spate of attacks on people of Asian descent.

“I’m still thinking about ways to help and make changes,” he said in an interview with the Community Advocate last month about the event. “The rally has been a great way for me to bring people together in a way. I knew it would have an impact. “

Apart from the activism for which he was recently praised, Doan Nguyen has also been involved in the Westborough Cultural Council and the Youth Commission. After a sabbatical, he is now preparing to attend Harvard University in the fall.

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