Eastside Catholic club opens students to Asian culture

December 25, 2012

By Shreya Tewari

Eastside has many interesting clubs and activities but Asia Club is definitely one of the most unique.

Shreya Tewari
Eastside Catholic High School

Asia Club is a fairly recent club (started in the past several years) open to anybody interested in learning about and delving into Asian studies — languages, culture or food. The club meets once a week and learns about different Asian cultures and immerses itself in celebrating different foreign practices.

The club does a large amount of fundraising to support kids and people in general in many underprivileged areas in Asian countries. For different holidays, there are different kinds of candy grams that go around the school that are sponsored by Asia Club to raise money.

Around Halloween there are Halloween candy grams; during December there are candy cane candy grams, and during February there are Valentine’s Day candy grams that people can send to their friends. All of the money earned is sent to the charities they support.

Asia Club stands out for working to actively promote cultural awareness and diversity throughout its high school and community.

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