Josiah Quincy Elementary School Year of the Dragon Celebrations

By Kane Carpenter

On January 27, in an elaborately decorated gym, Josiah Quincy Elementary School students performed skits, dances, and songs in celebration of Chinese New Year and the Year of the Dragon for teachers, parents and local government officials.

The performances, which began at around 10 a.m. and lasted close to two hours, were arranged by the teachers at the school. According to Josiah Quincy Elementary School Principal Simon Ho, each class had about three weeks to organize and arrange their performances.

City Councilor Bill Linehan was one of many significant figures to attend the celebration and was even given the assignment of handing a bouquet of flowers to one of three Josiah Quincy Elementary School teachers that were in charge of putting on the show.

A total of ten performances, by students from kindergarten to grade 5, took place. A traditional Chinese lion dance, performed by students from the fifth grade, kicked-off the celebrations and a gymnastics showcase by the JQS Flying Dragons, which was made up of students from third, fourth, and fifth grade, closed out the show.

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