WEST ORANGE, NJ - On Friday night, the “House of Flying Dagger” played with English sub titles to a West Orange High School auditorium filled with over 120 students and parents. Raising money for the Chinese Honor Society graduation cords, movie tickets were sold in advance for $3.00 per person, two for $5.00 and $5.00 at the door.

Members of the club put the entire event together from the initial planning stages to volunteering, baking items for sale and ticket sales. Approximately $250 was raised.

Yajig Li and Yun Abernathy, advisors for the Chinese Club and Honor Society, worked the concession stand as the movie played inside. Students gathered together to coordinate snacks and baked goods that everyone donated for the sale. 

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“We do this every year,” said Abernathy. “This is our third year doing this and the kids love it. They have a good time and get to hang out with their friends.”

“I’m excited to see my friends and offer support,” said Kyla Trinidad, a member of the Chinese Club.

The movie was an opportunity for the members of the Chinese Club to share their cultural experiences with other students. 

“Students get a chance to see a Chinese film,” said Li. “Students don't normally get to see things like that.”

The Honor Society currently consists of approximately 15 seniors and 10 junior candidates to be inducted. If the students uphold are able to uphold an ‘A’ average in the Chinese department and a ‘B+’ overall grade point average, they are likely to be inducted. The Chinese Club, which has been in existence since 2008, has about 75 student members.