Community School of Excellence

Hmong Language & Culture School

Mon.-Fri. 8am-4pm

PreK-12th Grade
270 Larpenteur Ave. W.
St. Paul, MN 55113

P: (651) 917-0073
F: (651) 489-0181

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December 15, 2023

Today, as we reflect upon the life and legacy of Tou Ger Xiong, we celebrate a community activist whose unwavering commitment to education has left an indelible mark on our collective spirit.

Tou Ger Xiong was more than an advocate; he was a catalyst for change, a tireless champion for the betterment of our schools and the nurturing of young minds. His passion for education continuously shone bright, illuminating a path towards progress and empowerment. Behind the scenes, he was a driving force that propelled our school toward excellence.

His involvement in our community extended far beyond mere activism; Tou Ger Xiong was a pillar of support and a wellspring of ideas for the Hmong community. He believed in the value of education and worked side by side with educators, administrators, and parents, fostering a sense of collaboration that transcended the boundaries of roles and titles. Through countless hours of dedication, Tou Ger Xiong embodied the belief that a strong community is built upon the foundations of a robust educational system.

Tou Ger Xiong understood that education is not confined within the four walls of a school; rather, it extends into the homes and hearts of the community. He initiated programs that reached out to families, creating bridges of understanding and support that strengthened the educational journey for every child. Tou Ger Xiong believed that the success of a school was intertwined with the well-being of the entire community, and he tirelessly worked to nurture this interconnectedness.

Beyond strategic brilliance and unyielding determination, Tou Ger Xiong possessed an extraordinary ability to inspire others. He sparked a flame within every person he encountered, igniting a passion for positive change. His infectious enthusiasm and genuine care for the well-being of the community resonated with everyone and fostered a sense of unity.

As we honor Tou Ger Xiong, we do not mourn the loss of a remarkable individual; instead, we celebrate the enduring legacy he leaves behind. In the echoes of classrooms, in the collaborative spirit of our community, and in the hearts of those touched by his tireless efforts, Tou Ger Xiong lives on. His work is a part of the foundation upon which our school and community will continue to build a brighter, more inclusive future—one where the flame of education is kept alive and the spirit of activism thrives in the pursuit of a better tomorrow. 

In the famous words of Tou Ger Xiong, “Go Hmong Boy, Go!” 

In loving memory, 

The Community School of Excellence 


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