2019 HCCS graduation speech

哈维中文 2019毕业典礼

伍超,周日,2019/6/9

谢谢哈维中文学校的邀请,我特别恭喜即将毕业的同学们,也谢谢还坚持在路上的弟弟妹妹们。恭喜你们,谢谢你们。

鹅鹅鹅,曲项向天歌的牙牙学语的童年,

窗前明月光,疑是地上霜的纯真小学,

大漠孤烟直,长河落日圆的成长中的孤单和落寞

以及到“先天下之忧而忧,后天下之乐而乐”的忧国忧家的广阔胸怀

到处流淌着中华文化的精神和气魄。

我们亲爱的同学们,你们在爸爸妈妈,爷爷奶奶,外公外婆的关怀下,终于毕业了。请向他们表示最忠心的感谢。你们在哈维中文学校的老师们,对你们不离不弃,也请向他们表示最诚挚的问候。

经过这么多年的努力,你们流淌在中华文化,最广阔,最优秀,最大气的道路中成长着。恭喜你们,终于毕业了。

这其中的斗争和考验,眼泪和欢笑,都将是你们生命旅程中最宝贵经历的一部分。我要代表哈维郡教育委员会感谢你们,你们的父母,你们的老师。虽然公立学校基本没有中文教育,你们在每一个周末,风雨无阻,冰雪无碍,克服困难,坚持到底。这一走就是上十年。

你们完成了这一步,还有很多很长的路要走。这一步路为你们将来的路,铺上了很多很多,勇气,毅力,乐观,还有深沉和自信。

请保持住,你们的这份坚持,勇气,乐观,智慧,勇敢和善良,就如同你们吸取的中华文化中最优秀的那部分精神财富,永远成为你们力量的源泉,智慧的指引。在你们奋斗的征程中,你们今天所学习的,领悟的,或者还不理解的文化和语言,都是那盏耀眼的明灯,照亮着你们。

长风破浪会有时, 直挂云帆济沧海。无限的未来和可能在等着你们。

祝贺你们。

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Chinese Schools in Howard County

There are three Chinese schools in Howard County.

1: Howard County Chinese School. They have Saturday’s class at Centennial High School and Sunday’s class at Howard Community College. Their website is https://www.hccs-md.org/

2: Peiying Chinese School. They have Saturday’s class at River Hill High School. Their website is

http://www.peiying-md.org/contact-us/

3: Chinese Language School in Columbia. They have their Sunday’s class at Howard High School. Their website is http://www.clscweb.org/

Now it is the registration season if you or your child are interested in learning Chinese language or culture. There are classes for students as young as four year old without any prior Chinese knowledge.

2016 Howard Chinese School Graduation

Today I attended 2016 Howard County Chinese School graduation at Marriotts Ridge high school. It took 320 weekends to sit in the classroom and learn something new for these young kids.  It is more than ten years dedication from our kids, while others may play football, or watch movies.

I am so proud of them. I find their Chinese is better than last year’s graduates.  I wish these thirty kids will remember today’s moment, their friends around, and their HoCo Chinese school time. I believe their perseverance learned during the years will be part of their life for future success.

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I also helped to count the ballot for the board of director election. I am so excited that we have so many candidates who are willing to serve our community.

My daughter graduated from the kindergarten and will go into first year soon. I took a semester’s Yoga class which really helped me to reduce my back pain.