Crest Students Undertook Multi-Modal Examination of Asian American Experiences
Mercer Island, WA, November 28, 2023 – In October and November students at Crest Learning Center have been doing a multi-modal examination of Asian American experiences and history in the United States.
This examination has had a focus on how the history of Asian Americans reflects and shapes the larger history of America as well as the Seattle region specifically.
As part of this study, students took a field trip to the Wing Luke Museum on October 19 where they learned about the history of the Asian American experience.
Students also hosted a presentation and Q&A session with Judy Kusakabe, a Japanese-American woman incarcerated with her family in Camp Harmony in Puyallup and Minidoka in Idaho during World War II, on October 19. The presentation and discussion, which took place at Crest, was a very powerful learning experience for the students and staff who participated.
Crest students have been reading, analyzing, discussing, and responding to Thi Bui's memoir “The Best We Could Do”.
Students hosted a conversation on November 2 with four leaders from Make Us Visible WA as they built connections between the novel and the larger historical contexts of Asians in the United States. The four leaders that took part at Crest were Angela Bahng, Devin Israel Cabanilla, Angelie Chong, and Nguyen The Anh.
Students also have self-directed assignments that help them explore different aspects of historical and contemporary experiences of other Asian communities in the United States. Students finished their study by conducting research and producing a creative group project related to an area of Asian American history that they wanted to highlight and explore further. This culminating group project was finished on November 8.
Mercer Island High School Athletic Director Lindsey Blaine announced today the hire of alumnus Chris Lawler as the new boys baseball head coach.
On January 25 MIHS students Ella Gao, Amelia Han, Justin Li, Sophia Loiselle, Isabella Sullivan, and Adelaide Swenson traveled to the Washington State Capitol in Olympia to represent the Maroon Project.
Mercer Island High School's Student Senate and the American Red Cross are hosting a Blood Drive at MIHS on Monday, February 26 from 8am-1:30pm.
Seattle Mariners play-by- play broadcaster Aaron Goldsmith took to the airwaves of KMIH 88.9 The Bridge for an hour on Friday morning to talk baseball with student host Dylan Shobe.
Seven Mercer Island High School Band students were category winners at the Eastshore Solo and Ensemble festival on January 27 at Mt. Si high school.