District-Wide International Night

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On Wednesday, March 6 the Elwood community came together to celebrate heritage and culture at a district-wide International Night.

Groups of students set up booths to represent different countries. Students served authentic cuisine to those in attendance throughout the night, thanks to the generous donations of students from James H. Boyd, Elwood Middle, and John H. Glenn. While there were over 22 stations incredible stations, South Asia—presented by Sasha Jamal, Rithika Narayan, Tanay Rametra, Arianna Surujbali, Riya Kumar—was named the winner. Italy, presented by Abby Rothleder, Ally Haddad, Joey LaCorte, Jake Ribowski, came in second.

Different student groups showcased well-practiced performances, including the Boyd fourth and fifth grade chorus, the EMS sixth grade World Culture classes, Melissa Mandel solo of "Black Orpheus,”, Ms. Gendjoian's Spanish Conversation class, the JGHS Step team, and Mrs. Correia's ASL class. As a finale to the night, the American Sign Language students (levels 1-4) performed a moving rendition of “This is Us”, accompanied by the vocal talent of sophomore Princess Onyianta.

A great night celebrating heritage and different cultures was had by all.

To watch Melissa Mandel’s performance, click here.
To watch the ASL performance, click here.