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A New Club at Our School: The AAPI Affinity Club

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Our school introduced five new clubs this year. One of those clubs is the Asian and Pacific Island Affinity Group or the AAPI Club.

The AAPI Club is for people who want to learn about different Asian and Pacific Islander cultures. Like many affinity clubs, this focus involves trying different snacks from the cultures, sharing experiences, and bonding as a group.

The most important aspect of the club is for members to share experiences growing up as an AAPI.

The club meets once a month during activity period. Sometimes, the club has different meeting themes, such as Hindu Heritage Month, Mental Health Month, or the Lunar New Year.

The Lunar New Year celebrates the beginning of a new Lunar Year. In many parts of Asian and across many Pacific Islands, the Lunar New Year is celebrated by decorating houses and shopping in open-air markets. On Lunar New Year’s Eve, families enjoy a feast of symbolic dishes.

On February 9, the AAPI Club celebrated the Lunar New Year on campus with its first after-school meeting. Students and families celebrated together with a potluck.

The AAPI Club has 31 members, five officers, and four grade-level leaders.

About the Contributor
Megan Latham, Staff Writer
Megan joined The Blue & Gold during her 9th grade year. Megan is a member of the cross county, softball, and swim teams. She also participates in Spanish Club and Active Minds. In her free time she enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family.