By Victor Chen, bostonese.com
Acton, April 15, 2015, — At the opening party of Angel Culture Exchange (ACE) Center at 898 Main St., in Acton, director Ke ke presented President’s Volunteer Service Award to students of Angel Dance Company in the evening of April 11. These students, mostly high schoolers in the Metro West, have done a lot of volunteer work in local communities. About 50 teachers, parents and students were on hand to celebrate this special occasion.
The 11 students are: Anna Li, Athena Chu, Daphne Li, Emily Song, Emily Liu, Jessica Wang, Ruiqi Luo, Sabrina Zhang, Shirly Peng, Sophia Tang and Susy Liu. Ten of the 11 student also received a gold medal along with congratulatory letter from President Obama.
“Thanks to all the little angels. Your dedication and love for dance touched everyone. With your talents in dance and music, you have served the community, and helped promote traditional Chinese culture over the years. We are so proud of you!” Ke Ke said while presenting these awards.
Four former principles from Acton Chinese Language School (ACLS) congratulated these students, some of whom are also students at ACLS. The opening of Angel Culture Exchange Center further enhances Acton’s reputation as a town with rich and diverse cultures in the Metro West region.
Letter from President Obama
Congratulations on receiving the President’s Service Award, and thank you for helping to address the most pressing needs in your community and our country.
In my Inaugural Address, I stated that we need a new era of responsibility — a recognition on the part of every American that we have duties to ourselves, our Nation, and the World. There are duties that we don’t grudgingly accept, but rather seize gladly, firm in the knowledge that there is nothing so satisfying to the spirit than giving our all to a difficult task. Your volunteer service demonstrates the kind of commitment to your community that moves America a step closer to its great promise.
Our Nation faces the most challenging economic crisis in a lifetime. We will only renew America if we all work together. Individuals, the private sector, and government must combine efforts to make real and lasting change so that we each person has the opportunity to fulfill his or her potential.
While government can open more opportunities for us to serve our communities, it is up to each of us to seize those opportunities. Thank you for you devotion to service and for doing all you can to shape a better tomorrow for our great Nation.