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At our National African American Parent Involvement Day on February 8th a parent suggested that we capture simple random acts of kindness. Here are a few of the great things that our volunteers have done to support our community.

Ms. Xiong '10 Returns To Work With Families

My name is Gaokhue Xiong and I’m a class of 2010 graduate. I’m thrilled to be back at Henry this January to receive another learning experience Henry that can offer me. It’s been two and a half years and a lot has changed about Henry from what I can remember. Henry has offered me the best experiences that I could have ever received and I’m sure it will do the same to all the current students. I enjoyed my time here as a student at Henry and my commitment to Link Crew, the Asian Cultures Club, the Senior Committee, College Possible, the International Baccalaureate Program, and playing Badminton for the Patriots.
With the help of College Possible I decided to attend Gustavus Adolphus College. I’m a junior majoring in sociology and anthropology and have a minor in peace studies. I plan to go to graduate school for social work after my undergraduate studies. The IB program has prepared me for college level course work. My involvement in extra-curricular activities continued as I went to college. As a first year, I was involved in the Asian Cultures Club and Big Partner Little Partner (similar to the Big Brother and Big Sister program). As a second year, I became a board member of the Hmong American Cultural Outreach Student organization, a member of the Campus Activity Board for Diversity, and the representative for the Diversity Leadership Council.
This year as junior I’m a student employee in the Diversity Center, the office for multicultural student and office of multicultural student organizations. I’m also an active member in Hmong American Cultural Outreach, the Diversity Center liaison for the International Cultures Club, and the co-chair/ co-founder of the Diversity Education Exploration and Service Project (DEEP), where the co-chair and three faculty staff will be leading a group of student on a road trip to New Orleans during spring break to learn about African American culture/ history and the history of jazz music along with doing a service project to fight against hunger.
I’m excited for another great experience here at Henry before returning back to my studies this spring.