Support BoE’s Name Nomination for Clarksburg Cluster New Middle School - Dr. Alan Cheung

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Support BoE’s Name Nomination for Clarksburg Cluster New Middle School - Dr. Alan Cheung

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Ting Chau started this petition to All Board Members Board of Education Montgomery County

Dr. Alan Cheung is a first generation immigrant and the first Asian American elected to the Board of Education in Montgomery County and the first member from an ethnic minority to serve as the President of the Board. In his eight years as a Board member, he was a strong advocate for all students, and emphasized individualized learning, additional science and technology in schools, and smaller class size. Dr. Cheung made significant contributions to education in Montgomery County and has been instrumental in bringing the Asian American community into the county's political and civic mainstream. He serves as a worthy role model to Immigrants, especially Asian American students, parents, and the larger community in Montgomery County.

Clarksburg, where the new middle school is located, is one of the fastest growing and very diverse community, with many first generation immigrants.  More than a third of its residents are Asian Americans, many with school-age children.  Other candidates such as Mr. James H. Daugherty, Dr. Michael Doran, Dr. Paul L. Vance, Mrs. Hallie Wells and Mr. Clark are also well deserving of the honor. But by naming the school after Dr. Cheung it will honor not only his outstanding and pioneering contributions to Montgomery County’s Education system, but also symbolize the local community’s diversity. In addition, if named, Dr. Alan Cheung Middle School would be THE FIRST PUBLIC SCHOOL (out of 1424 in Maryland) named after a Chinese American in Maryland. This is a great way to honor all immigrants who have tried their best to give back to their community and celebrate our diverse community。

We strongly support the Board of Education’s recognition of Dr. Cheung and the historical significance of a potential Dr. Alan Cheung Middle School. Please join me in sending this positive message to Montgomery County Board of Education.

Thank you! 

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