To celebrate what they have learned in their Mandarin classes, students from two area school districts are coming together for the third Chinese Student Cultural Performance.
The show will be held on Friday, Dec. 4 in Rolling Meadows High School’s Theater, 2901 W. Central Rd. in Rolling Meadows. The event is free and open to the public.
At the show, from 7 p.m. to 8:20 p.m., High School Districts 211 and 214 students will perform Lion and Dragon dances, songs, Tai Chi, Yo-yo, skits and musical performances.
Mandarin Chinese has been taught for several years in both school districts, and this show is an opportunity to expose others to the Chinese language and culture, according to George Kang, the show’s organizer and a Mandarin teacher at Prospect and Rolling Meadows high schools.
“This show will not only showcase what our students have learned, but it will promote the Chinese culture to community members and future Mandarin learners in a more relaxed atmosphere,” Kang said. “Also, an added benefit to current Mandarin students is that they will be engaged in hands-on activities that are directly tied to the AP Chinese exam.”
Student performers are from Conant and Schaumburg high schools in District 211, and Prospect and Rolling Meadows high schools in District 214.