Students, staff and guests of the American Scholar Group (ASG) came together for the annual Thanksgiving Banquet on Friday, November 18th, 2016.
All in attendance indulged on traditional thanksgiving meal favorites, from roasted turkey and mashed potatoes, to stuffing, pumpkin pie, and an assortment of desserts. It was a delicious affair, followed by several student-led presentations and performances.
Members of the ASG Music Club (Katy Yang, Jayna Choi, Wendy Yu, Lavender Tian, Linda Hu, Tom Fu, John Gabb and Eunice Tan) performed a range of classical and contemporary songs for the audience in both English, Chinese, and Korean languages.
Ellie Nguyen and Alice Vu of the ASG Vision Club presented the club’s November gallery of videos, pictures and artwork based on the theme of the Fall season. See below (link to the story)
ASG Vietnamese Society members, Kandee Nguyen and Jennifer Hoang, gave a presentation on teacher’s appreciation that related the thanksgiving theme to the traditional Vietnamese practice of celebrating teachers in November.
Leo Lee and Sophia Xu also each gave speeches, reflecting on their personal growth throughout their high school years. They also took the opportunity to thank various teachers and staff members, all while offering advice to fellow students about studying in America.
After the student speeches and presentations, Dean of Students, Maria Morin, presented the ASG Traveling Academic trophy to Stonewall house for earning the highest average GPA for the 1st quarter. Stonewall house residents won the quarterly academic competition with an astounding 95.22% average! Congratulations, Stonewall House residents! Yale House (93.2%), PA House (92.67%), and West Point House (92.8%) came in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th in the academic competition respectively.
We are thankful to be able to share our evening with you in this specially prepared view book for you to enjoy.
Check out our favorite photos from the day in our gallery!