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Students host a Lunch and Learn in honor of AAPI month

Ell Macias
Masks for lion-dancing, built to scare away evil spirits, are displayed for people to view and try on.

Student clubs and honors societies held a Lunch and Learn to celebrate May, which is Asian American and Pacific Islander, or AAPI, month. Throughout all lunch periods on May 2, student representatives had tables set up in the courtyard with various activities.

“Chinese Honors Society had calligraphy and Asian American Club has Jeopardy,” said Chinese teacher Rachel Cheng. “Korean Club has traditional Korean drums. Muslim Student Association has tea tasting and there was more too.”

Junior Sharmishta Matham participated in the Lunch and Learn, so she shared her thoughts about the event.

“We do this event to respect the heritage of Asians in the U.S.,” Matham said. “We respect their culture, society, and what they did for their country and the U.S.”

Two students experiment with Korean percussion in the courtyard
(Ell Macias)

Matham also outlined more details about what was available during the Lunch and Learn.

“AAC’s trivia is about countries, foods, flags, and more and we also have Arabic calligraphy and Yemeni chai,” said Matham. “The Korean Club table has maps out here so people can put a pin on the area of Asia that they are from, which helps us get a map of the diversity, even within the general distinction of Asians.”

Finally, Matham shared her perspective on why celebrating diversity is important.

“Metea is a very diverse place,” Matham said. “There are great opportunities for everyone and you’ll find fantastic people everywhere, so I think it’s important to celebrate the multiple cultures and different people.”

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