Lunar New Year Banquet Set for Jan. 31
The League of Educators for Asian American Progress (LEAAP) is holding its Lunar New Year scholarship dinner beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31, at New Fortune Restaurant, 16515 South Frederick Avenue in Gaithersburg. (Snow date: Feb. 1, 2018)
The annual event—this year celebrates the Year of the Dog—is a scholarship fundraiser for MCPS Asian American high school students. Tables are $350 and seat 10 people. Individual seats are available for $35. Tickets will not be available at the door.
LEAAP encourages those who wish to come to send in a check to secure a seat. Checks should be made payable to LEAAP by Friday, Jan. 12, and can be sent to Helen Blankfeld at 45 W. Gude Dr., Suite 4000 in Rockville. If you are unable to attend the event, donations are accepted.
LEAAP is also offering $2,000 scholarships to graduating MCPS high school seniors. Applicants must have plans to major in the field of education, be members of an Asian American club and/or be students who have earned Student Service Learning (SSL) hours supporting Asian American organizations. The scholarship deadline is Wednesday, Jan. 31.