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First Annual Asian Culture Festival

A Highline High School student wrote the following article. The views expressed here do not reflect the views of Highline Public Schools or Highline High School. 

First Annual Asian Culture Festival
Yuan Granil


Our beautiful models of their traditional wear.

Many of us did not celebrate Valentine’s Day with that one special someone. However, we  spend it with our loved ones. On February 14th, 2020; Highline’s Asian Student Union and Foster’s Asian Student Association collaborated together for the 1st annual Asian Cultural Festival. This event was filled with many people from the Asian continent along with others around the world. It was a space that welcomed everyone, and educated everyone about the Asian culture.

Throughout the event, there were a lot of clubs and organizations fundraising. From every corner you will see clubs selling some sort of food that is meaningful, such as Spam Musubi, popcorn chicken, bubble teas, Thai teas, che tais, Korean waffles, eggrolls, and there was a buffet style table featuring many Asian foods. 

Class of 2022 working hard to sell all their products.

However, the event was not all about the food. There were also games, performances, and a fashion show. They included some childhood games that people played in their country while growing up and also had some contests. One of the contests was who can make the best spring rolls and who can eat spring rolls the fastest. I, myself, participated in those contests and it was such a fun experience. It didn’t even feel like a competition, I was laughing the whole time. Especially during the spring roll eating competition, I almost choked. It was a good addition to the event.

Our contestants eager to win the Spring Roll contest

The night would not be complete if there was no entertainment. The night got heated because of all the performances. We had performances from our students of Highline and students from Foster. There was a lot of dancing and singing, and a lot of the audience getting “turnt up” during the performances. Also, during the event they showcased some traditional Asian wear through the fashion show. It was a great time to see bright, vibrant, and authentic wear. Both the talent show and fashion show brightened the whole room up.

Overall, the event was a hit. A lot of students, staff, and community members showed up. Everyone enjoyed all the performances, the games, and the contests. It was just a great time to bring everyone together and I’m glad they created an event like this.

Chantel, Nancy, and Estella dancing to “Kill This Love” by Black Pink.

acf1.JPG: Lovely Marine Biology officers selling Thai Teas and Korean Waffles.

acf2.JPG: Lani Apelu helping with selling for Asian Student Union.


DSC_0312.JPG: Volunteers helping out with the Tuho Pitch Pot game


DSC_0334.JPG: The audience waving with the light of their phones for the performer.

DSC_0337.JPG: Sunny serenading the crowd with his talented voice.

DSC_0368.JPG: Our contestants eager to win the Spring Roll contest

DSC_0407.JPG: Our beautiful models of their traditional wear.

DSC_0469.JPG: Garfield HS lion dance.