PCE Club - 34th Monthly Event
一个哈佛二年级学生和她的暑假计划 父母子女教育俱乐部将于6月１0日举办第三十四期活动 做为父母, 我们时时在想孩子将来会成为什么样的人. 父母子女教育俱乐有幸请来Miss Ann Chao作第三十四期活动的嘉宾, 来讲述她成长的经历.
在追求她哈佛的双学位专业之外, Ann 还积极参加 Harward China Care的活动. 今年暑假, 她要去中国一家孤儿院做孩子们的音乐老师. Ann 还有非常杰出的钢琴和音乐成就. Ann的父母住在北新州. 这是一个让每个父母自豪的孩子. 这也是个好机会亲自感受和听取Ann 的想法和她父母怎样培养教育孩子.
时间: 2006年6月10日 6:30pm - 9:30pm
地点: Asian Culture Center, 1876 Rt. 27, Edison, NJ 08817
Dear Clubbers & Friends,
What kind of difference can one young lady make in the world with her actions?
She's helping to make it a better place.
PCE Club has invited Ann Chao, a Harvard Sophomore, as the honored 34th event speaker.
Here is a brief agenda of Ann's speech at the event:
- A brief biography about Ann
- What inspired her to become a PCE Club speaker
- How her values and interests developed including her experience at Harvard, her favorite things about being there, how she has grown more mature there, and what great opportunities it offers to make a difference in the world.
- Ann's 2006 Summer Project: Harvard China Care and Bethel with video clip
Ann is also an accomplished pianist. Here are some of her accomplishment in music:
Ann, a sophomore double-majoring in the Social Studies and East Asian Studies Honors program at Harvard College, has studied piano for 12 years with Ms. Aileen Lin, a distinguished music educator from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. Since her first public performance at the age of five, Ann has played in numerous auditions and selective recitals. In 1996, at the age of nine, she played a Chinese Children's Suite at the Queens College Cultural Heritage Music Competition and won First Place in the Asian Descent category. In 1999, playing a Chopin polonaise and waltz, she again won First Place in the same competition for the European Descent category. In 2002, Ann was selected as the Piano Accompanist for the New Jersey All State High School Wind Ensemble. In the spring of the same year, she won the International Concert Alliance's 3rd Annual Young People's Piano Competition and received the jury's special award for outstanding achievement. In both 2002 and 2003, she was chosen by the Associated Music Teachers League in an audition to perform at the Young Musicians Concert in Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall. In June 2003, Ann successfully passed the yearly exam held by the National Guild of Piano Teachers, Teacher Division of the American College of Musicians, and obtained the High School Diploma in the National Piano Auditions. As one judge commented on Ann's playing, she has "amazing technical ability, enthusiasm and expressive capabilities." In September of 2003, Ann held her first solo piano recital at Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, New York City. The concert raised funds for her high school's music club.
Having also studied flute for seven years, Ann has played at the regional, state, and national levels. Along with her involvement in North Jersey bands, she was selected as the fifth chair flute for The Sound of America Honor Band, a national organization that annually selects high school students from nearly all 50 states to perform in six European countries on a concert tour. In the 2003-2004 school year, she was selected as Drum Major to lead the Mahwah High School Thunderbird Marching Band.
Ann's passion is not confined to music. She excels academically and contributes to other school and community activities. In high school, she was the President of her class and held an appointed position in the New Jersey State Junior Classical League. Since arriving at Harvard, she has begun pursuing her interest in Chinese culture, language, and history. She took accelerated Mandarin Chinese courses in her first year and finished the fourth-year level by attending the Harvard-Beijing Academy in Beijing Language and Culture University in the summer of 2005. She is now the China Chair for the Asia Centers Undergraduate Council and an active member of Harvard China Care. Aside from her interest in China, she is the Books and Arts Editor of Ichthus Magazine, an undergraduate magazine of Christian intellectual thought. She has also sung as an alto in Under Construction, a Christian a cappella group that toured South Korea in the spring of 2005. In Korea, she visited an orphanage for the first time and was deeply inspired to help the cause of orphaned and abandoned children.
Ann wishes to dedicate this piano recital to Chinese orphans. She hopes that through the power of music, this performance can channel the energy, talent, and economic wealth of the vibrant city of Beijing to help those who are less fortunate.
The appropriate audiences are parents, general public, teenagers who are interested in learning first hand experience of what a good college can offer and everyone else.
The PCE Club's 34rd event will be held on Saturday evening (6:30pm to 9:30pm) June 10, 2006 Asian cultural Enterprises Center, 1876 Rt. 27, Edison, NJ 08817.
Education topic: A Harvard Sophomore and Her 2006 Summer Project by Ann Chao
Kids program: To be A Socially Responsible Kid.
- Older kids will be learning from Ann
- Younger one will in the PCE Club Children Chess Club and Drawing Club
As the leading non-profit organization of EQ & soft skills education, we encourage everyone to participate in our Talent Performance. This is not only a great opportunity for the kids to have exposure to public performance, but also an incentive to improve & show case their learnings & talents. A good experience and training will last forever.
6:30pm-7:00pm: Registration, networking and social
7:00pm-7:45pm: Children performance (downstairs)
8:00pm-9:00pm: Education Seminar (downstairs) By Ann Chao
Kids program (upstairs) By Maggie Zhang/Howard Lin/Volunteers
9:00pm-9:30pm: Q & A, kids pick up and clean up.
No pick up later than 9:10pm please.
Admission Fee: Free for members. US$10.00 per family for non-members to share the operation cost.
Together, we can make difference. Please come to join us. To learn more about PCE Club information, please feel free to sign up for the free emailing list at joinpceclub@yahoo or visit us at our website:www.pceclub.org or http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pce_club/
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Cindy Yu, Simon Wang, Maggie Zhang
On behalf of the PCE Club's organizers