Kaleidoscope of cultures

The Asian Student Union exists to educate the community about Asian cultures (courtesy photo)

The East Kentwood High School Asian Student Union recently showcased the kaleidoscope of Asian cultures during its first Asian Festival.

Chinese dragons performed (courtesy photo)

The night of festivities planned by students, included ethnic foods, dances and games. 

The Asian Student Union is a club at East Kentwood High School whose purpose is to educate the community about Asian cultures and celebrating their accomplishments.

“In a community riddled with hundreds of cultures, languages and ethnicities, it is of paramount importance that the community understands their stories,” said Thang Lian, a student officer in the club. “The Asian Festival took inspiration from streets lit by hundreds of lights, food stands littered about, and the general familial, laughter-infested atmosphere of the giant Asian cities.”

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Erin Albanese
Erin Albanese has worked as a journalist in the Grand Rapids area since 2000. A graduate of Central Michigan University, she has written for The Grand Rapids Press, Advance Newspapers and On-the-Town Magazine. She has been covering the many exciting facets of K-12 public education for School News Network since 2013. Read Erin's full bio or email Erin.

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