Sengsi honored as ‘inspiring’

McCoy Khammany Sengsi

Senior Services CEO Paula Houston presented the 2014 “Inspire Positive Aging Award” to McCoy Khammany Sengsi of West Seattle at the agency’s 2014 annual meeting on May 31 at Northshore Senior Center in Bothell.

Sengsi, 64, was a former captain and police officer who escaped from the Communist takeover in Laos, starting a new life in 1980 with his family in the United States. He became a U.S. citizen in 1986. He was recognized for his community involvement, particularly in Seattle’s Laotian community, where he is known as a liaison, community leader, and mentor.

Sengsi helped establish the Lao Veterans Association of Washington State and helps people find resources to learn and establish a new way of living.

Sengsi was nominated by his brother-in-law, Khamphay Muongchanh, who wrote, “He is a great man who offers mentorship and social services without ever expecting anything in return.” (end)

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