Her teacher told the Beijing Morning Post that Wang was hard-working and inquisitive.
"She was attentive and responsible and communicated with other students when there were problems," the teacher said. "That's why she was elected class leader three years in a row."
Her classmate, Lu Hao, told the newspaper Wang was always smiling.
"She was tall and skinny and very nice to others," Lu said.
A keen painter and calligrapher, Wang produced artwork that was said to hang on the wall of her father's office.
Ye's mother told the paper her daughter had won the school's annual speech contest. Her music teacher said she possessed a special skill at singing and playing the piano.
Word of the girls' deaths devastated other parents in the community, many of whom had sent their own children on the same summer trip.
For years, the elite school has been sending students to the United States for the summer, so when the news came, father Mao Xiao Qiang said he thought it was a joke.
"The second feeling was surprise, and then I was terrified. I immediately called my boy, and luckily, I found he was OK," he said. "As a father, I feel very sad. I saw those girls when we were saying goodbye."
Grieving parents arrive in U.S.
Ye's and Wang's parents left for San Francisco on Monday bring the bodies of their beloved girls home, the school's principal said.
During a layover in Seoul, Asiana Airlines President and CEO Yoon Young-doo met the parents at the airport and apologized.
The families later arrived in San Francisco on Monday night, China Daily reported.