Bay Area Educators Honored at AHSC

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The public is invited to come celebrate six Bay Area educators who have been selected as finalists in the Asian Heritage Street Celebration School Awards for their commitment to the future generation of Asian Pacific Americans. A ceremony recognizing all of the Asian American nominees will take place inside the Asian Art Museum’s Samsung Hall at noon. Admission to the Asian Art Museum will be free all day, sponsored by Target.

The finalists are: Ellen Chu, Educator, Jefferson Early Education; Sophie Lee, Principal, Sunset Elementary School; Irene Collier, Educator, Presidio Middle School; Koichi Charles Sano, Educator, Abraham Lincoln High School; May Choi, Counselor, Lowell High School; Hang Le To, Director, Vietnamese Cultural Center.

The program will also feature a musical performance by San Francisco students, and an all day AHSC Student Art Show featuring works from the finalists’ schools. Light refreshments will be served.

Nominations were submitted by principals, teachers, and parents throughout the month of April and the finalists were selected by the AHSC’s School Committee. Four winners will be presented with glass plaques and $250 Target gift cards.

The award ceremony is part of the annual School Awards Program that the AHSC has hosted since its inception, to recognize the accomplishments of students and teachers who are of Asian Pacific Islander heritage in categories not typically celebrated. In the past, students and teachers have been honored for community service, visual and performing arts, green science, and nutrition while teachers were honored for their work in athletics.

WHO: AsianWeek Foundation and Target

WHAT: AHSC School Awards Program

WHEN: Saturday, May 21, 2011, noon

WHERE: Asian Art Museum, Samsung Hall, 200 Larkin Street San Francisco CA 94102


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