Club of the Month: Asian Student Association

(Photo courtesy of ASA)

(Photo courtesy of ASA)

Danny May, Staff Writer

The club of the month this month is the Asian Student Association (commonly abbreviated as ASA). The ASA is all about different Asian cultures and learning about their customs. Many different countries are included in the populous continent of Asia, and there are a number of different cultures represented. Asia is one of the most densely populated areas in the world and covers about thirty percent of Earth’s total land area and sixty percent of its population; a place this large is thriving with unique culture and ways of life. To get an inside scoop of what the Asian Student Association is like, ASA officer Lena Huynh (12) gave us some information about this unique group.


What usually happens during a club meeting?

Usually, we like to talk about different Asian cultures, and we tend to try to create activities to represent that country. Also, we try to bring in many Asian dishes to share with our members.


Does the club have events outside of school?

We do host outside events, such as the ASA picnic with the Fairfax students during the spring time.


What makes the Asian Student Association a unique group?

ASA is unique because we are like an umbrella for other Asian associations. This club isn’t just a closed group, we love diversity and we always welcome everyone.


What do you like most about being part of this organization?

Being part of this club is really special to me because I get to have the opportunity to meet new people and step out of my comfort zone. It is also great to learn about different Asian cultures too, that’s what this club is mainly about, spreading awareness about Asian culture.


How are officers usually elected?

We have four positions: president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer. To get elected, nominees have the opportunity to present a short speech, every club member votes, and that is how our elections work.
This tells us that ASA is a very diverse group of cultured students who enjoy learning about different ways of life. The environment that is created by this club is very accepting, and encouraging for people of all cultures to participate since this is not a club exclusive to only those from Asian countries. Anyone is welcome and encouraged to join in and learn about the many different cultures represented by ASA.