Thomasville Scholars Academy 7th Grade Honors Social Studies students had the opportunity for a special trip as they studied Southern and Eastern Asia with special events including a trip to Hong Yip Restaurant to experience Asian cuisine. Mike Dong, Manger/Owner welcomed 64 hungry 7th graders during lunch time. Students even tested out their chopstick skills while enjoying the lunch buffet. Other events included special guest speaker, Retired Navy Commander Moses Everett, Jr. addressed 7th grade Honors Social Studies students about his tour of duty in Southern and Eastern Asia by sharing various military experiences in Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan and other parts of the world. Commander Everett discussed many historical events that took place in China and Japan as well as North and South Korea. Specific topics such as how this part of the world affects the global economy were addressed. The political climate of North Korea in recent news involving the testing of missiles was discussed as well.Commander Everett shared his scrapbook and naval memorabilia from his Asia tour which included pictures of Buddhist temples, the DMZ (Korean Demilitarized Zone) and the like. Students were able to hear and visualize first hand experience and history from Commander Everett.
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