The Xiong family from left to right: Father Jouacho, his brother Henry, Zong, Lasley, Leslie, Nancy and Mother Youa (not pictured, daughter Sandy).
The Xiong family from left to right: Father Jouacho, his brother Henry, Zong, Lasley, Leslie, Nancy and Mother Youa (not pictured, daughter Sandy). Lisa James / Merced Sun-Star
The Xiong family from left to right: Father Jouacho, his brother Henry, Zong, Lasley, Leslie, Nancy and Mother Youa (not pictured, daughter Sandy). Lisa James / Merced Sun-Star

Five graduates, 3 doctors: A tale of Laotian refugee triumph

June 05, 2009 7:01 PM