The Kwong Kow Chinese School summer program closing ceremony was held on August 23 at the school auditorium. About 100 students and their parents attended the ceremony.
For most teenagers, the summer means no school, no work and lots of goofing off. Yet Shihua Wu, 14, a sophomore at the Boston Latin Academy, spends part of his summer in the classroom: he is a full-time teaching assistant for six weeks at the Kwong Kow Chinese School in Boston’s Chinatown. Wu is one of more than 800 young adults from ages 14 to 21 in the Action for Boston Community Development SummerWorks program.
The Kwong Kow Chinese School hosted a graduation ceremony to recognize its students’ achievements on June 15. KKCS offers after-school and weekend Chinese instruction, along with cultural and educational programming.
The Gee How Oak Tin Family Association of New England celebrated the Year of the Snake during its annual banquet Feb. 16 at the China Pearl and Hei La Moon restaurants with 107 tables. The family association represents Chinese individuals with the surname of Chan, Woo and Yuen, including “Uncle Bill” and “Uncle Frank” Chin.
Felicia Tsang knows what it’s like to be new. Tsang came to the United States when she was 17 years old. When she was assigned to read “Catch-22″ by Joseph Heller and came across an unfamiliar expletive, she couldn’t find it in the “F” section of the dictionary and turned to her classmate.
Kwong Kow Chinese School (KKCS) hosted its “Aspiring to Wisdom and Virtue” gala on Dec. 1 at the China Pearl restaurant in Quincy. It featured performances starring the school’s students.