Student involvement was ubiquitous at the International Festival for all Families.
Informative Lower School trifold posters, dioramas, Powerpoints and iPad presentations lined the lounges; Indian, Japanese, Hawaiian, and hip-hop dancing graced the gymnasium; African drumming drew a large crowd; tremendous global foods nourished friends and families who broke bread together, and the colorful “Parade of Nations”
summed up the entire experience.
The parade, spearheaded by Sra. Vanegas, preceded the dinner. Children strolled through the hall, exposing beautiful clothing representing many countries around the world. What made this event even more delightful was the broad smiles and pride with which they carried on. While some wore dresses representing their families’ origins, others wore articles of clothing embracing a country that they had just visited or learned about through their research. Our children are learning how diverse this world is, and how rich and interesting it is when you get together to celebrate those differences.
Thanks to the following students for joining the Parade of Nations: Damla Aksade ’27, Farah Bernhardt ’21, London Boschen ’27, Parker Boschen ’26, Amaaya Chaudhry ’30, Angeles Colucci ’29, Tommy Curran ’29, Phoebe Falzone ’31, Caleb Greene ’26, Arman Guarasi ’26, Bharti Krishnan ’30, Rafael Martinez ’29, Anika Mehta ’27, Mudita Miskin ’29, Sebastian Pascuzzi ’29, Arline Seymour ’29, Olivia Seymour ’27, Shafiq Sharif ’28, Diya Sharma ’25, Misha Sheth ’31, Audrey Yerrington ’31, and Elena Yerrington ’30.
(Photo Credit: Amey Owen)