School News: Creating Art to Welcome International Students

Fall 2019

MANGA!! club members created the EHS Starter Pack for new students.SchoolNews_EHS_2.jpg
MANGA!! club members Helen Chen (’21), Hayoung Lee (’20), and Cindy Xin (’20) worked together to create the
EHS Starter Pack for new students. Photo courtesy of Episcopal High School

To give incoming international students a more authentic window into life at Episcopal High School (VA)—a boarding school with an international student body of about 15%—current international students are sharing their own stories and experiences through art. The latest creation from MANGA!!, a student-run art club started in 2018, is a pamphlet in the Japanese style of manga comic book storytelling. New international student orientation packets included the 20-page EHS Starter Pack, which will be updated yearly. The Starter Pack includes tips such as explore Washington, DC, with friends; get a recipe for kale chips from an upperclassman; and perform at the school chapel.
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