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Denver Public SchoolsAsian Education Advisory Council (AEAC)Holds Successful 38th Annual Awards Ceremony

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The Denver Public Schools Asian Education Advisory Council (AEAC) hosted its 38th Annual Awards Ceremony on Sunday, May 5th, at the DoubleTree Hotel. This event takes place every year on the first Sunday of May to honor Asian students who have excelled in academics, leadership, and special talents. Students are nominated by their teachers, and teachers, principals, paraprofessionals, special service providers, and parent volunteers who have supported Asian students are also recognized.

Through this annual event, AEAC has highlighted the remarkable achievements of students from diverse backgrounds and their contributions to the community. At this year’s ceremony, students dressed in traditional attire to receive their awards, showcasing the unique cultural beauty of their respective heritages.

Priscilla, chairman of AEAC and a Korean student wearing hanbok, smiling

This year’s event brought together various Asian community leaders, family members, and friends to cheer for the students. Priscilla Rahn, chairperson of AEAC and a candidate for Douglas County Commissioner, is a Korean-American music teacher. She attended the event in traditional Korean attire, the hanbok, emphasizing the beauty of Korean culture. Rahn gave each student encouragement and support, demonstrating her passion for education and unwavering dedication to the Asian community. A mixed-race Korean girl also attended in a beautiful hanbok, adding to the ceremony’s vibrancy.

Teachers attending the ceremony expressed their gratitude in their native languages, touching the hearts of everyone present and celebrating the students’ achievements. Even after the awards ceremony, attendees stayed to congratulate one another and exchange ideas, creating a heartwarming event that showcased the unity of the Asian community.

The winners of this year’s awards are as follows:
▶High School:
Edie Olderman: Academic Achievement
Noah Vong: Leadership
Leah Vang: Special Talent
▶Middle School:
Madeline Chufong-Sprague:
Academic Achievement
Lydia Tsao: Leadership
Lily Garen: Special Talent
▶Elementary School:
Rex Nguyen: Academic Achievement
Mekenna Fugalei: Leadership
Shreyas Iyengar: Special Talent

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