Student performers from HISD schools — including Askew, Kolter, River Oaks, and Roberts elementary schools, Lanier Middle School, Bellaire High School, and T.H. Rogers — helped mark the beginning of the "Year of the Dragon" at the district's Lunar New Year Celebration on February 23.
More than 400 people attended the event, which was hosted by the HISD Asian - Advisory Committee.
In addition to the student performances, the celebration at Kim Son restaurant featured exhibits from various Asian community organizations and offered attendees an opportunity to learn about Japanese origami, Vietnamese dice games, and Chinese calligraphy. Several HISD teachers were also honored for their dedication and hard work.
"Events like this are an important part of celebrating and recognizing the diversity we have at HISD," said Board of Education member Greg Meyers. "Being able to come together and learn from each other is what makes HISD so unique."