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Class of 2024: Ashly Xiong

Meet class of 2024 senior Ashly Xiong.

Join us in celebrating the class of 2024 and all of their accomplishments! These students stand front and center and live out the values of BCCS every day. They act with integrity. They demonstrate pride, passion, and perseverance. They seek to understand others, embrace the differences between us, and show empathy. We honor their hard work and look forward to their bright futures.

What is your first and last name?

Ashly Xiong

Which school do you attend?

Brooklyn Center High School STEAM

What groups, activities or sports have you been involved in throughout your high school career?

Asian Club, Student Council, Genesys Works, Upward Bound, The Change Makers, and Tok the Wok.

What is your favorite memory of high school?

My favorite memories from high school are all the Hmong New Year events that the Asian Club hosts. Every year, I get excited to be a part of the planning of the event. I feel proud of my culture and happy to share more about it with my community.

Is there a staff member who has gone beyond for you? If so, who? How have they gone beyond?

Staff members who have gone beyond for me are Ms. Hayden and Ms. Choua. They have supported me throughout my time in high school by providing me with opportunities that I can explore and new interests that I can take on. I am very grateful for them.

As Centaurs, we stand front and center. What do you stand front and center for?

As a Centaur, I stand front and center to combat Asian American discrimination and to embrace Asian cultures.

What does it mean to you to be a Centaur?

What it means to me to be a Centaur is that we reach highs and achieve far within our time in high school and even after graduation, wherever our passion leads us to be.

What are your plans after graduation?

My plans after graduation are to attend Macalester College. I will be majoring in biochemistry, with the ultimate goal of becoming a pharmacist.

What advice would you give someone just starting high school?

The advice I would give someone just starting high school is to keep finding out what they are interested in. There is so much in this world that a person can be; you just have to keep exploring.