Asian Lunar New Year Celebration at The Grauer School
From Jillian Bourdon, Grauer's International Center Coordinator:
On February 8, The Grauer School celebrated its annual Asian Lunar New Year assembly to welcome the Year of the Boar. The afternoon began with a Chinese food lunch, followed by several music and dance performances emceed by Grauer students Leo L. '19 and Jason B. '19. The assembly was opened with a special Lion Dance done by the White Dragon Martial Arts School in La Mesa. Among the student performers were Lisa C. '21, Silvia C. '23 and Sophia C. '23 playing Chinese instruments; presenter Tommy C. '23, explaining about Chinese New Year traditions and presenter Michael L. '24, discussing influential Chinese literature; songs were performed by Ryan B. '19 and various collaborators from Grauer's music classes. In addition, Krystal M. '19 and Sarah X. '19 presented a look back at the Chinese Year of the Dog. The audience was also treated to a dance contest by Fupen Huang and her Mandarin Chinese 1, 2, and 3 students including Teja B. '23, Max B. '23, Sophia C. '22, Ethan D. '23, Gage G. '21, Talia G. '23, Alexa K. '23, Juna M. '23, Alba M. '24, and Jason W. '21.
This annual assembly is an always-entertaining opportunity for Grauer students to learn more about Chinese culture, break down cultural barriers, and honor the diversity that our international students bring to our school community.
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