Chadron State College hosted “Asian Pacific Luau” 5 p.m., Thursday in the ballroom. Chadron State Diversity Committee and Pine Ridge Job Corps sponsored the event. Students from CSC and Pine Ridge Job Corps joined together to perform for the Luau.
The event included a fashion show, dance performance and musical performance. The performers were Nang Tsen, Mung Nawk, Lee Reh, Taw Meh, Lum Ze, Tha Nay Htoo, Pet Pet, Hkun Naw, Ko Meh, and Khin So Htun, all from Pine Ridge Job Corps. Joining them were community members Siopea Ho Ching, Esmeralda Ho Ching, and Mifi Ho Ching, all from American Samoa, along with CSC students Aisea Tremaine, junior of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, Afa Tualaulelei, junior of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, and Kishawn Tualaulelei, freshman of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii,.
Chadron community and CSC students were all welcomed to come enjoy the event.
Jeremy Buck, the master of ceremonies for the night, announced, “the performers tonight represent a number of Asian and pacific island cultures including, Burma, Samoa and Tahiti.”
All performers expressed their culture through a fashion show, modeling their cultures traditional formal and casual attire, and performed a song and dance routine.
Nsang Tsen, Mung Nawk, Hkun Naw and Lum Ze started the evening at approximately 6 p.m., with a Kachin Dance then sang ‘A Glorious People’, while the audience clapped along with entertainers till the end of the song.
Throughout the event, the audience appreciated a dinner of Authentic Hawaiian and Samoan Cuisine, which was served by CSC staff.