On Wednesday, April 3, the Consul General of China in Chicago delivered a special letter from the President of the People’s Republic of China, H.E. Mr. Xi Jinping, to Niles North students.
In January, with the Chinese Lunar New Year approaching, Niles North Chinese teacher Limin Dove asked her students to write a letter to President Xi to wish him a happy Chinese New Year. The Chinese 1 (introductory level) students at Niles North, many of whom have never learned Chinese prior to this, selected the best written letter to send to the Consulate in Chicago. The letter was forwarded to Beijing to President Xi. On April 3, Zhao Jian, Consul General of China in Chicago, brought President Xi’s reply letter to Niles North.