Students at Washington High School got a very important lesson on Thursday, as they spent the night learning, eating and embracing cultures much different from their own.
The high school held a diversity fair for students. They got to, in a sense, travel to many different countries through learning, music and eating.
The school has a large number students from different countries, including Mexico, Puerto Rico and Haiti. School officials wanted other students to get a chance to learn more about them and maybe find a love for something different.
“We have a large immigrant community, and we want them know they are welcomed here. Today we have game, all kinds of ethnic food that some of the students helped me prepare. We had a really good turnout, we had around 150 people here total, and we hope it’ll be even bigger next year,” said Eben Lips, Food Service Director of Washington Community Schools.
This was the very first diversity fair organized by Washington Community Schools and Sodexo. They hope with the success of this one it will become an annual tradition.