HCNYC Legacy Scholarship Awards CeremonyOn Sunday August 12th, Hmong Cultural New Year Celebration (HCNYC) had its first Legacy Scholarship Awards ceremony at Thai Phuket Banquet Hall in Fresno.
This dinner was to award the 27 recipients of the Legacy Scholarship Awards for education. Out of 39 applicants, 27 were chosen to receive the award based on their qualifications and a written essay.
Each recipient will get $500 funded by HCNYC and 6 other donors. The 6 other donors are Nelson and Song Vang, attorney Pahoua Lor, Kee and Kay Vue of Valley Ag, Paul Sayavong of Thai Phuket Restaurant, Vang Cha Thao and Khoua Her, and Michael and Va Vang from Va’s Fashion.
The event opened with a song from Mai Yia Vue, a message from Miss Hmong USA Mai Der Yang, and a speech from HCNYC President Mitch Herr. Then each of the donors presented the awards to their chosen r recipient, followed by all recipients receiving their awards.
The event concluded with keynote speakers about the value of education from attorney Mai Yia Yang and General Vang Pao’s son Chai Vang, followed by dinner.
HKYP(Hmong Karen Youth Pride) Celebration SHOW 2018HKYP(Hmong Karen Youth Pride) Celebration SHOW 2018
St.Paul - Changsha China Friendship Garden Groundbreaking CelebrationSt.Paul - Changsha China Friendship Garden Groundbreaking Celebration
Phalen Park St.Paul Minnesota Paj Vang Reporting
HKYP - Hmong Karen Youth Pride Field Trip -6-29-2018HKYP - Hmong Karen Youth Pride Field Trip -6-29-2018 by Paj Vang
Hmong International Freedom Festival OpeningHmong International Freedom Festival 2018. This is the opening ceremony and speeches.
Vendors Set Up for J4Tony Hawj interviews vendors the day before the big J4 event in St. Paul. He asks about how the event has changed for the vendors and the cost of the booths. Vendors express their struggles and wishes on how thing can be done better.
Vine Park Brewery Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting & LuncheonThis is the grand opening of Vine Park Brewery, located in St. Paul, MN. This is the first Hmong beer brewery, brewing beer, wine, and other drinks.
Their signature beer is Tyga Bite (Tsov Tom) Beer. Please join them to get a taste of Hmong beer.
Lis Toj opens new store T&S SupplyLis Toj opens new store T&S Supply.
They have a lot of good items at affordable prices. Go support them.
Highlights from Hmong Town Festival 2018Hmong Town Festival 2018 was a bit hit. Lots of people came to enjoy the food and entertainment. Here are some highlights from the main stage.
Fashion Show with a line from a Hmong designer
Hillary Lore plays the flute
Icey Styles breaks
Learn about Hmong artifacts
Watermelon eating contest
Saint Paul Public School Board of Education MeetingYesterday, Hmong Parent Advisory Councils, Hmong community leaders, and the Hmong community attended the Saint Paul Public School Board of Education Meeting to urge the district to ensure cultural and academic programs are accessible to Hmong students and other students of color.
In recent board meeting, someone expressed concerns about the district allowing funds to support Hmong New Year Celebrations held at school sites and that he considered these celebrations religious events. Consequently, the Saint Paul Public School Board is reviewing their holiday observance policy.
HMSA Scholarly PageantHmong Student Association of Fresno State put together a pageant with a twist. Presenting the Peb Hmoob Scholarly Pageant 2018-2019
Smart Save Sale for JuneSmart Save in Merced, CA is having a sale from June 1st to June 10th. Check out their items on sale and go buy them.
211 W. Main St.
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