Asian Student Association

Asian Student Association
Posted on 05/15/2023
Asian Student AssociationAsian Student Association Club (ASA)

Asian Student Association is a club whose goals are to promote cultural awareness, encourage solidarity at PAHS, and create a sense of community and belonging. An important priority of the club is to provide a platform for students to speak out on social issues and uplift the Asian community. In addition, ASA aims to celebrate the richness of Asian cultures through celebrating important events and occasions, taking field trips, encouraging cultural exchange, and sharing cultural experiences such as foods, languages, and art. The club is open to everyone looking to embrace Phoenixville’s diversity and share Asian culture.

Members decorated the display case for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (May) to celebrate Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. A rather broad term, Asian/Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and the Federated States of Micronesia) and Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma, Midway Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Easter Island). The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants. To learn more about it go to

Decorating the display window: Vedika Agnihotri, Jennifer Huynh, Ashni Kumar, Abhinav Shrirang, Pranav Shrirang, Nathan Stackhouse

Visuals by: Vedika Agnihotri, Jennifer Huynh, Ashni Kumar, Abhinav Shrirang, Pranav Shrirang, Nathan Stackhouse, Kate Roberts, Alana Edney
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