Words: Madhue Lal
Photos: Michael Merkey
Centennial hosted WorldFest on, March 22 from 6-9pm. The event hosted an array of different cultures and ethnic cuisine.
The cafeteria was lined with foods ranging from German apple desserts to Indian samosas. Student produced projects, each displaying a different culture, were set up in the hallway outside the cafeteria. Guests were given the opportunity to learn from students about the different customs, traditions, and foods that are specific to different regions.
Bushra Lohrasbi, a senior with a strong Persian background, explained how in school she tends to be more reserved about her cultural heritage.
Lohrasbi feels that, “…this a good opportunity for me to share the culture that has been so deeply ingrained in my family’s tradition.”
Workshops and classes such as Chinese yo-yo and Greek masks were held in various classrooms. These workshops gave guests the chance to interact and experience different ethnic arts and culture.
Shanna Grimes, a language teacher, stated that, “It is important to learn about cultures other than our own.”
The night ended with a talent and fashion show where students sang songs, danced, and showcased different traditional clothing. The night was filled good food and plenty of cultural information.
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