Eric Qian 

Eric is a sophomore at Jasper High School in Plano, Texas. As an avid pianist, he has received accolades including honorable mention at the 2023 Texas Music Teachers Association Performance Contest, honorable mention at the 2023 Collin County Young Artists Competition, and 1st place at the 2022 Dallas Symphonic Festival.

He also loves speech and debate. In addition to placing top 16 at the Texas Forensics Association’s state tournament in public forum debate, he placed top 40 in extemporaneous speaking at the National Individual Events Tournament of Champions. He also serves as an instructor and education coordinator for Be the Light Youth, an organization that teaches speech and debate and donates proceeds to underserved communities.

Eric worked as part of the marketing department last year for The Food Lounge, and he’s thrilled to be back!