|PHOTO: During the March of Flags, Gregory Fossati, student, holds the National Flag of the Republic of China (Taiwan)|
To cultivate the next generation of leaders, Houston Christian High School (HCHS) opened its door to more than 200 students in the summer of 1998. After two decades, its student population has increased to 500 along with the growth of academic and extracurricular programs, and the adding of cutting edge facilities on its 45-acre campus.
The HCHS is a college preparatory school that offers rigorous programs, Christ-centered education, and leadership initiatives for college-bound students in the Greater Houston Area. Being able to recognize and respect for different cultures is a critical component to the great leadership for which students are nurtured at the HCHS. In an effort to promote and celebrate cultural diversity that Houstonians live within, the HCHS holds an international day annually.
The title, “Many Cultures, Many Nations, One God Assembly”, was contributed to celebrate the cultures represented in Houston which was taken place on February 25th, this year. Representatives of different consulate generals were invited. Director Sophie Chou of the Education Division of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Houston attended to represent Taiwan. The event was open with the Flags marching of 16 countries down the venue. Prayer, Spoken Word Performance, Arabic Christian Song, Chinese Lion Dance, Tai Chi Hip Hop Dance Remix, K-Pop Club Dance, Mexican Folkloric Dance, and Introduction of the Panel of Consulates featured in the celebratory event. During the panel introduction, students asked how Taiwanese people spend their free time. Director Chou talked about recreational activities including Jet Ski riding and mountain climbing that are prevalent among those who enjoy outdoor activities. She also took the opportunity to promote Taiwan in different aspects.
PHOTO: Students dress in traditional garments of different cultures pose for a photo with the Panel of Consulates