AAPI Heritage Month


Lucy Ke

This past month of May was AAPI Heritage Month, and the AAPI Alliance Club leaders hosted presentations, a bake sale fundraiser, and activities to educate the school community on the topic of language in Asian American households. They shared statistics regarding the disparities that many Asian Americans face in the workforce, and even everyday life, simply due to their language barriers. The AAPI team also held a Community Period celebration in the quad, where any Gwynedd student could learn to write in various Asian languages. There were delicious Asian candies, cake treats, and teas for everyone to enjoy. Students could also receive a traditional red envelope, typically given out during the celebration of Lunar New Year.

During this AAPI Heritage Month, the AAPI team also hosted a bake sale to raise money for Gwynedd’s own Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice department. The items sold included the most amazing flavors, such as Korean hotteok (호떡, a sweet honey-filled pancake), boba mochi, donuts from Mochi Ring in Spring House, PA, and much more. The donuts and mini donut holes from Mochi Ring were described as “heavenly,” with one student in particular even taking just one bite and immediately turning around to purchase another. More Asian treats, such as Pocky, Choco-pie, and Hi-Chew, were given out at the end of the month to students who participated in the AAPI random trivia quiz that tested students on facts about AAPI famous figures, languages, and fun facts that were posted on the Student Council Instagram’s daily highlights. The AAPI Alliance Club will continue their mission to educate about topics affecting the AAPI community, and the student body cannot wait to see what they will continue to do next year!