Blacksburg Chinese School expands into new home

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BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) People around the world will celebrate the start of the Chinese New Year Friday. One Chinese school in our area is marking the occasion in a new location.

The Blacksburg Chinese School just moved into a new location just off South Main Street.

Enrollment nearly doubled last year and space in the old building was hard to find. Now there is room for cultural activities, multiple classrooms, and more students.

"I think the past few years the Chinese community has been expanding pretty rapidly in this area and to meet their needs we have to move to a larger, bigger location," said Sofia Midkiff, the outreach coordinator.

The school teaches language and hosts cultural events for area students. It also sponsors Chinese celebrations throughout the year.

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