By Peter Young, 2023 HELP Grant Chair
CHCP awarded Rancho Milpitas Middle School with a $200 HELP Grant for its Asian American Heritage Night on May 18th. The event was held at the school quad and featured 15 cultural performances by the students. The ethnic performances included Hawaiian, Vietnamese, South Indian, Korean, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Tahitian dances, and a martial arts performance. Hosted by four MCs, the event was enthusiastically received by students, staff, and guests.
An added treat at the Asian Heritage Night was the display of various cutouts of Asian costumes. The cutouts were created by the students and had information on the significance of the costumes and when the costumes would be worn. Food and drinks as well as Stop Hate T-shirts were sold to help offset the cost of the Asian Heritage Night. It was an entertaining and fast-paced event for all to enjoy.