Eau Claire graduate becomes first Hmong American judge in Minnesota

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU)-- An Eau Claire Memorial High School graduate is the first Hmong American judge in Minnesota.

Photo courtesy: Memorial High School

Sophia Vuelo, of St. Paul, used to go by Yeu Vue and was class president and homecoming queen of Memorial's class of 1990.

She was named to the Ramsey County District Court in late November.

Sophia is the sister of Eau Claire school board member, Charles Vue.
Her friend, Amber Dernbach, had this to say about her, "she came here as a refugee with nothing. She was always determined and hard working."

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