65th anniversary of Tucson Chinese School



Join in with this celebration on Sunday. You don’t have to be Chinese to be a member and enjoy the festivities.

More info: www.tucsonchinese.org.

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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).


  1. Over 300 people there today to celebrate this 65th Anniversary including former principals, board members, faculty, students, community members — Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, Ward 4 Councilmember Shirley Scott and PCC Chancellor Lee Lambert. Weihen Chen from the Chinese Consulate General in LA spoke, awards were given to college students who passed Chinese AP classes, and various students performed dances of different levels, plays, songs and poetry from the Tucson Chinese School. A delicious Chinese meal of rice, soy sauce chicken, lo mein, egg rolls, tofu vegetables was served thereafter. Congrats to this Chinese community for this celebration.

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