May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States, and this year, HISD is honoring the district’s Asian principals.
- Jonathan Trinh, Wisdom High School
- Jyoti Malhan, Baylor College of Medicine Academy at Ryan
- Nirmol Lim, Park Place Elementary School
- John Hendrickson, Field Elementary School
- Chaolin Chang, Mandarin Immersion Magnet School
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month originated with Congress in 1977, when Rep. Frank Horton of New York introduced a resolution proclaiming the first 10 days in May as Asian Pacific American Heritage Week, and Sen. Daniel Inouye put forth a similar resolution. Neither passed, but the following year, Horton tried again and succeeded, and a joint resolution passed by the House and Senate was signed into law by President Jimmy Carter on Oct. 5, 1978. Continue reading