The first week of Chinese New Year is nearly complete, and we are proud to share that many of our coordinators and schools hosted wonderful celebrations with our students.
We’ve compiled a quick recap of some of the events our coordinators put together this past weekend.
Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School:
Cherie Lachocki, student coordinator for Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School, in Kernersville, North Carolina, invited 14 students and their families to a local Chinese buffet. 48 individuals gathered in the restaurant’s party room for nearly four hours!
Cape Henry Collegiate School:
Dahl and Jack Evartt, coordinators for Cape Henry Collegiate School, in Virginia Beach, Virginia, took their students to Judy’s Sichuan Cuisine for a 10-course meal to celebrate the holiday.
Gaston Day School:
Suzanne Riley, student coordinator at Gaston Day School, in Gastonia, North Carolina, hosted 15 students to a celebration of culture, where students ate traditional Chinese food, played Chinese instruments and even played video games together. New Oasis President and CEO Sean Chen attended the festivities, as well as the Head of School at Gaston Day.
Lehigh Valley Area:
Dan Kester, Nadine Wilkins and Patti Caplete, coordinators from Bethlehem Catholic High School, Allentown Central Catholic High School, Notre Dame High School, and Pius X High Schools, hosted a celebration at a local church, where more than 180 guests gathered to perform traditional dances, sing karaoke, eat Chinese food and share culture. The event was even covered in a regional newspaper!
North Raleigh Christian Academy:
Tammy Shipway, student coordinator at North Raleigh Christian Academy, in Raleigh, North Carolina, organized a New Year’s Celebration attended by students, natural parents, host families, and NRCA staff.
Vail Mountain School:
Students at Vail Mountain School, in Vail, Colorado, presented in front of the whole High School about Chinese New Year, and worked with American students to make nearly 500 dumplings for the high school’s students and faculty to eat. The project took two weeks to finish. Shiyao Xing led other Chinese students to teach American students on how to make dumplings. Many students contributed and finally tried the dumplings on the Chinese New Year.
Westminster Schools of Augusta:
Kelly Myers, student coordinator at Westminster Schools of Augusta, in Augusta, Georgia, welcomed students into her home for an intimate celebration. Students gathered to celebrate the New Year with food and traditional Chinese decorations.